Texas Tech University

Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering!

All engineering systems exist in the form of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers play a critical role in the high-tech industries, from the thermal management of a powerful smartphone, mechanical design of an electric vehicle, control of a fleet of autonomous vehicles, to propulsion systems for space exploration; let alone the traditional industries that have been the cornerstone of our society.

Mechanical engineering is the largest major in the engineering college at TTU. The mechanical engineering department has a long-standing history of providing high-quality education to students. Our demanding curriculum offers a strong foundation for students to excel in both traditional and high-tech industries.

The department's vision is to provide high-quality education to students while faculty and staff build their long careers in this unique Community of Scholars. This vision is student-centered concerning teaching, research, and service. Our goal is to provide an exceptional undergraduate and graduate education in the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering.

The department's mission is to offer students nationally recognized educational opportunities rooted in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering and state-of-the-art technology. The department programs support technological development and innovation to meet numerous goals, including the needs of society. Faculty and student participation in design projects, research, or other similar activities is essential to their professional development. The educational opportunities take place in a collegial environment of effective instruction and counsel.

The mechanical engineering program provides students with the ability to apply their engineering, mathematic and scientific knowledge to solve engineering problems critical to humanity. Students learn to design and conduct experiments, communicate effectively, function in teams, and utilize modern engineering tools. Students gain an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities as engineers. Perhaps most importantly, students are prepared for the lifelong learning necessary to function effectively as the practice of engineering evolves.


Song-Charng Kong, Ph.D.

Department Chair
of Mechanical Engineering


Department of Mechanical Engineering