University of North Texas

College of Engineering

Mechanical and Energy Engineering


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The doctoral Mechanical and Energy Engineering program at the University of North Texas offers a ground-breaking opportunity to learn fundamental and applied knowledge compatible with mechanical engineering, renewable energy, energy modeling, manufacturing and fossil fuels.

Our Doctor of Philosophy degree is the first of its kind in Texas, and the innovative curriculum allows you to study and conduct research with world-class faculty members. This collaboration can lead to being published in professional journals, a validation of your hard work and strong research.

In addition, you'll work with faculty members to develop a broad and in-depth knowledge for solving energy problems. 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 

Our faculty members have been honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers, among others. Their research areas include environmental sustainability, materials and manufacturing, and oil and gas.

The university provides several services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.

A Dissertation Boot Camp and other specialized workshops are available through the Toulouse Graduate School®. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.

Research facilities
You can conduct research with faculty members in laboratories containing the most modern equipment in the nation. Among our facilities is the Zero Energy Research 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 the:

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



Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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