Mechanical Engineering

What is Mechanical Engineering? Mechanical engineering is a branch of engineering that applies principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) for modeling, analysis, design, and realization of physical systems, components or processes. The mechanical engineering curriculum prepares students to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.  

The Mechanical Engineering BS Degree Program is Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives:

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are statements that describe what graduates are expected to accomplish within a few years of graduation.

  1. Within one year of graduation from TAMU-CC, our graduates will be working in industry, government, construction, or other professional service as mechanical engineers, or will be pursuing graduate degrees in mechanical engineering or post-baccalaureate degrees in other fields, such as law, business, or medicine.
  2.  Within five years of graduation from TAMU-CC our graduates will have
    1. advanced in their careers as indicated by obtaining promotions and positions of leadership, awards, recognitions as subject matter experts, and/or registration as professional engineers or in other professional disciplines; or by entrepreneurial activities, products or processes developed, patents, and/or publications;
    2. demonstrated the ability to increase their knowledge and expertise through continuing education or advanced degrees; and 
    3. contributed to the improvement of the profession and of society through research, national and/or international collaboration, and/or professional and public service including mentoring.

These objectives are consistent with the expectations of the accrediting organization of ABET.

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Student Outcomes: 

As defined by ABET, “student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.”

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Mechanical Engineering (MEEN)

Table of graduation data for the School

Table of enrollment in Mechanical Engineering

How to Apply for the Mechanical Engineering Program:

First Year Students: Submit application via the Office of Admissions (http://admissions.tamucc.edu/freshman/), following all established guidelines and selecting Mechanical Engineering (MEEN) as your declared major.

Admission to the major is competitive. Applications will be evaluated by a departmental selection committee for eligibility. Students will be notified by the program of their acceptance or denial. Students who are not selected by the committee for full acceptance into the Mechanical Engineering program, but who are deemed to be good prospects for success in the program with additional leveling work will be accepted as "Pre-Mechanical Engineering" students (PREM). These students will be assigned coursework for completion and subsequent re-evaluation by the MEEN selection committee.

Students who are not selected as MEEN majors will be asked to select another major to begin their academic careers.

Transfer Students: Students may transfer to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as either Freshmen Transfer students (less than 30 credit hours) or as standard transfer students (more than 30 credit hours). For admissions standards and instructions for these two groups please see the following websites:

Transfer students should select Mechanical Engineering (MEEN) as their declared major. Admission to the major is competitive. Applications will be evaluated by a departmental selection committee for eligibility. Students will be notified by the program of their acceptance or denial.

Students who are not selected by the committee for full acceptance into the Mechanical Engineering program, but who are deemed to be good prospects for success in the program with additional leveling work will be accepted as "Pre-Mechanical Engineering" students (PREM). These students will be assigned coursework for completion and subsequent re-evaluation by the MEEN selection committee. Students who are not selected as MEEN majors will be asked to select another major to begin their academic careers.

Transfer students should also be aware that outside courses may not be applicable to the TAMUCC Mechanical Engineering degree plan. Transfer course work will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please see the Academic Advisor for Mechanical Engineering for more information.

Current TAMUCC students: Current Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi students wishing to change their major to Mechanical Engineering (MEEN) should be aware that application to the major is competitive and a change of major application must be evaluated for eligibility. Current students will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA in all Engineering Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, or Physics classes, as applicable (TAMUCC & Transfer)
  • 2.5 college (TAMUCC) overall GPA
  • Eligibility for Calculus I

Students will be notified by the Mechanical Engineering Academic Advisor of their acceptance or denial. Students who are not selected by the committee for full acceptance into the Mechanical Engineering program, but who are deemed to be good prospects for success in the program with additional leveling work will be accepted as "Pre-Mechanical Engineering" students (PREM). These students will be assigned coursework for completion and subsequent re-evaluation by the MEEN selection committee.

Students who are not approved to change their majors to MEEN will remain in their originally declared majors and their Change of Major request will be nullified.

Current students approved to change their major to MEEN should be aware that not all courses will be applicable towards the Mechanical Engineering degree plan. Transfer course work or work from another major will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please see the Academic Advisor for Mechanical Engineering for more information.

Academic Advising:

Official degree plans are available via the Academic Advisor for Mechanical Engineering. Degree Plans are a requirement for all first-year students, new transfer students, or new majors.

Degree Plans: Holds will be placed on all students who fail to establish a degree plan within their first semester in the major. For a degree plan appointment, contact the College of Science & Engineering Advising Center at 361-825-3928.

Scholarships:

Mechanical Engineering scholarships are available. For more information, please visit our Scholarships page.