The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree requires 126 hours. Although there are suggested course combinations to take listed in the Undergraduate Catalog, almost every undergraduate student in our program will have a different route to graduation. The degree flow chart below is meant to provide an overall picture of what courses are required and the co- or pre-requisites for each course. It is strongly recommended that students make an appointment with their academic advisor for questions regarding degree planning.

2014-2016 Undergraduate Degree Flowchart (PDF)

2016-2018 & 2018-2020 Undergraduate Degree Flowchart (PDF)

Elective Course Options

All mechanical engineering students choose elective courses in addition to their required courses. You will take courses that fulfill your Career Gateway Electives, as well as electives from Mathematics and/or Natural Sciences. All elective courses must be approved by the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering before enrolling in them.

Career Gateway Electives

Mathematics and Natural Science Electives

Certificate Programs and Minors

UT Austin offers several opportunities for students to supplement their Mechanical Engineering studies through optional certificate programs and/or a minor degree. Learn more »

Study Abroad Options

All engineering students may incorporate a study abroad program into their degree. For information on engineering study abroad options, visit the Cockrell School's International Engineering Education office.

Project-Centered Education in Mechanical Engineering (PROCEED)

PROCEED is a department-wide curriculum reform effort initiated in 2000 with the objective of more closely tying all elements of the ME undergraduate experience to real-world engineering. Learn more »

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