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Mechanical Engineering Degree Information

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The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree requires 127 hours. Although there are suggested course combinations to take listed in the Undergraduate Catalog, almost every undergraduate student in our program will have a different route to graduation. The charts given below are only meant to give an overall picture of what courses are required and the co- or pre-requisites for each course. It is strongly recommended students make an appointment with the Academic Advisor if there are any uncertainties or questions as to how their personal coursework will apply to the degree plan of their catalog.

Undergraduate Flowcharts
2014-2016 Undergraduate Degree Flowchart (PDF file)Official as of Fall 2014
2010-2012 and 2012-2014 Undergraduate Degree Flowchart (PDF file)
2008-2010 Undergraduate Degree Flowchart (PDF file)

Elective Course Options

All ME students choose elective courses in addition to their Mechanical Engineering courses. You will take courses that fulfill your Career Gateway Electives, as well as electives from Mathematics and/or Natural Sciences.

All elective courses must be approved by the Department of Mechanical Engineering before enrolling in them.

Elective Course Offerings
Career Gateway Electives
Mathematics Electives
Natural Sciences Electives

Certificate Programs and Minors

The University of Texas at Austin offers several opportunities for students to supplement their Mechanical Engineering studies through optional certificate programs and/or a minor degree. Read more.

Basic Sequence/Major Sequence

The Major Sequence is a set of courses, normally taken in the last two years of undergraduate study, in which the student learns to put to actual use the engineering tools and concepts learned in Basic Sequence courses. Read more...

Study Abroad

Study abroad changes lives, and the work of Study Abroad at the University of Texas is guided by our commitment to promoting access to study abroad opportunities for our diverse population of students. Read more.

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers an annual European Maymester course in Engineering Design and Graphics for lower division engineering students. Read more.

Project-Centered Education in Mechanical Engineering (PROCEED)

PROCEED is a department-wide curriculum reform effort initiated in 2000, with the objective of more closely tying all elements of the ME undergraduate experience to real-world engineering. Read more.

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