Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Location: 2612A Cherry Building

Phone: (409) 880-8769

Chair: Dr. Mansour Karkoub

Mechanical Engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to use economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind." Clearly, from this definition, engineers are to form the interface between sciences and society as they apply, in realistic terms, the findings of science.

The bachelor's program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to provide students with high-quality, accessible undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering education; to engage and empower students with skills and knowledge to thrive in professional careers; to serve society through the economic and technological development of Southeast Texas and beyond.

Program Educational Objectives

Constituents: Current students, alumni, employers, and faculty

  1. Advance professionally with increasing leadership and responsibility beyond entry-level in an industry relevant to mechanical engineering.
  2. Contribute to organizational objectives and leadership exemplifying ethical and environmental standards and practices. 
  3. Engage in life-long learning through professional activities and training, the pursuit of higher educational degrees, and individual professional development.

Program Criteria

The Mechanical Engineering Program criterion as listed in the ABET "Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" is as follows:


The curriculum must require students to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations); to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes; and prepare students to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems while requiring topics in each area.