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    University of North Texas
    Dec 05, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Main Departmental Office
Discovery Park, Room F101

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311098
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax 940-369-8675

Web site:

Kuruvilla John, Chair



The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas is committed to academic excellence in graduate education and research in mechanics, manufacturing, thermal fluids, vibrations and controls, and energy. The goals of the department and its faculty are (1) to provide high quality and innovative educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; to foster lifelong learning; to promote professionalism and ethical standards; and to help students develop leadership qualities; (2) to pursue excellence in scholarly research in areas of mechanical and energy engineering; (3) to collaborate with engineers in industry, national laboratories and government agencies in the solution of national and global problems related to energy use and its environmental impacts.


Faculty members work actively with graduate and undergraduate students to develop both a broad and in-depth knowledge for solving mechanical and energy engineering contemporary needs. You’ll explore topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of energy
  • Thermal energy and fluids
  • Solid mechanics and controls
  • Renewable and alternative clean energy
  • Energy efficient products and structures
  • Bio-based green and sustainable products
  • Energy efficient intelligent vehicles

Research is conducted with faculty members in laboratories containing the most modern equipment in the nation. Among our facilities is the Zero Energy Laboratory where various energy technologies aimed at achieving net-zero consumption of energy are tested. The facility is the first of its kind in Texas. Other facilities include:

  • PACCAR Technology Institute
  • Laboratory of Small Scale Instrumentation
  • Thermal Fluid Science Lab
  • Computer Aided Design and Analysis Lab
  • Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Lab
  • Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling
  • Composite Mechanics and Manufacturing Laboratory

Admission requirements

Students must apply through the appropriate university admissions office and meet the minimum requirements for graduate admission to the University of North Texas.

All students submit the Toulouse Graduate School application online; pay the application fee; and send by mail the official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended, official GRE scores*, and a detailed resume. International students must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, or complete the UNT IELI program. For details visit

* The department does not require GRE scores from UNT graduates for admission to its program. However, students who apply for financial assistance are strongly encouraged to take the GRE.


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      Mechanical and Energy Engineering