Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines. Graduates from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University complete a curriculum that provides a strong foundation in mathematics and the physical sciences of chemistry and physics followed by an in−depth education in five of the principal mechanical engineering areas: thermal science, fluids engineering, mechanics and materials, dynamics and controls, and mechanical design.
Graduates from the department will find employment opportunities covering a wide spectrum, including the aerospace, automotive, petroleum production and refining industries, electrical power, electronics, semiconductors, manufacturing, and production, as well as research positions in industry and government laboratories. Problem-solving techniques learned in the mechanical engineering curriculum are also applied to continued educational pursuits or graduate study in engineering, as well as in areas such as law, medicine, business administration, and other professions.
ME Wins Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award
The department has been named the winner of the Teaching Academy's Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award. This is presented in recognition of a department that has esprit de corps in its dedication to the education of students.
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Jungkyu (Jay) Kim is Developing a Sensor to Possibly Detect Life on Saturn's Ice Moon Enceladus
Jungkyu (Jay) Kim, an assistant professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Mechanical Engineering is working with NASA to see if there is life on Enceladus by developing a microfluidic processor that will decode the chemical composition of the ice encasing the moon. Read more »