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B.S. in Mechanical Engineering


The Mechanical Engineering program at Tarleton State University evolved from the Engineering Physics degree and was approved in January 2017. The program includes coverage of a breadth of Mechanical Engineering topics such as:

  • Mechanical System Design
  • Thermal-fluid System Design
  • Electromechanical System Design
  • Control and Automation Design

Graduates of this program will possess the in-depth knowledge. skills and experiences needed to design innovative solutions, use modern analytical tools and techniques, communicate professionally, and work in a team environment.

Designed With You in Mind

Students in our program have the advantage receiving a quality undergraduate education. With small class sizes, students will have direct interaction with their classmates and professors, which will enable them to ask questions and actively engage in coursework. 

Impact the World of Tomorrow

In today's world of rapid change, both innovations and advancement in Mechanical Engineering are continuously needed to strengthen the quality of life by making it safer, more enjoyable, and more productive. A bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering will open doors to exciting careers in almost any type of industry, including: 

  • Petroleum
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing

This degree can also lead to graduate programs in a breadth of engineering disciplines as well as related fields including Mathematics and Physics.


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Facilities & Features

Student and professor using compression machine

Modern Industry and Research Equipment

Our program gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working with state-of-the-art equipment and by doing so, gain hands-on experience. This equipment includes: 

  • A 145 mph wind tunnel
  • A 10 kN universal testing machine (22,000 lbs of materials testing) 
  • Heat transfer research and development trainer
  • Automation and controls lab systems
  • A hydraulics flume 
New Engineering Building

New Engineering Building

Tarleton State University is dedicated to providing the best possible learning experiences for students through top-notch facilities. A new Engineering Building is currently under construction, and will house both classrooms and labs for the Engineering and Engineering Technology programs. The building is projected to open in the spring of 2019.

Environmental and Civil Lab

Engineering Club

This is a club that allows students to:

  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Build relationships with like-minded individuals
  • Learn through applied research and other activities

Meetings are held in room 115 of the Hydrology Building. Join the Engineering Club today!

Program Objectives

We aim to provide our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to function in the professional world. We prepare our students for opportunities and future jobs with a variety of programming courses and professor involvement. Students are exposed to hands-on learning, with undergraduate research opportunities, on-campus computer-related employment, and local internships.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
MEEN 3400 Fluid Mechanics
MEEN 3440 Heat Transfer
MEEN 4300 Analysis of Alternative Energy Sources
MEEN 4420 Thermal-Fluid System Design
MEEN 4425 Electromechanical System Design
MEEN 4443 Linear Control Systems

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Create Your Future

Male student at commencement

Professional Opportunities

Graduates with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering can work in a wide variety of industries, including: 

  • Mechanical
  • Petroleum
  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing

And many more!

Three people at the job fair

Professional Network

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is the premier professional organization for Mechanical Engineers and promotes collaboration across all engineering disciplines with "a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods". 

Students completing applied research in engineering lab

Lifelong Learning

The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering prepares graduates for both Master's and Doctoral programs in a variety of mechanical-related disciplines at research institutions including: 

  • Texas A&M University 
  • University of North Texas
  • Stanford 
  • University of Michigan 

And many more!