College of Engineering
From drone operations and lunar exploration, to manufacturing biomedical innovations and 3D printing biosensors, mechanical engineering students have many opportunities for exciting hands-on experience. Engage with peers and work with faculty on projects that can have an impact on U.S. Space Force operations.
Pave your own path through the program with a choice between a thesis and non-thesis option.
Work in an array of UTEP's renowned research centers such as the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation.
A new $80M Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace Center began construction in 2022.
Emmanuel Rodriguez has had a lifelong obsession with things that fly, evidenced by the science fair he won in elementary school for his project, “Best Paper Plane Design.” He parlayed that passion into multiple degrees at UTEP and a career stop at Raytheon as a senior manufacturing engineer. Since 2018, he has taught classes at National University.
UTEP is a top 25 producer of mechanical engineering undergraduate degrees in the nation. Graduates find work in the aerospace, systems, biomedical, robotics and defense sectors as well as the energy sector.