About Us

What is mechanical engineering?

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest, broadest and most versatile of the engineering disciplines. It applies the principles of mechanics and energy to the design of mechanisms, power systems and controls. Almost any mechanical devices from artificial heart valves and computer disk drives to aircraft, satellites and semi-trucks require mechanical engineers in their conception, design and manufacture.

What do mechanical engineers do?

Mechanical engineers develop, design and direct the manufacture and operation of devices, machines and systems used for energy conversion, power generation and environmental control, transportation, materials handling and processing, robotics, and many other purposes. Mechanical engineers work closely with engineers from all the other engineering disciplines.

What career options do mechanical engineers have?

A graduate with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering can enter graduate school and pursue graduate degrees in mechanical engineering or in an allied field. There is a special need for mechanical engineers in the Rio Grande Valley and in Latin American countries.
Our mechanical engineering graduates work in various industries including:

  • Automotive.
  • Defense.
  • Aerospace.
  • Manufacturing.

Companies that have employed our mechanical engineering students/graduates include:

  • Raytheon.
  • Boeing.
  • Lockheed Martin, and
  • General Electric.