Admission Guidelines

Our program in Mechanical Engineering continues to be in great demand and under considerable enrollment pressure.  Consequently, admission is highly competitive.  Most students enter the program as incoming freshmen.  The number of transfer students admitted is very, very limited.

Evaluation for admission into the Department of Mechanical Engineering is handled differently for each category, as described below.

Students who have ever been assigned a sanction due to academic or behavioral misconduct at any institution of higher education will not be admitted into the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Students classified as "Readmit" or "Post-Baccalaureate" for admissions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  Decisions will be made generally following criteria similar to those for students transferring from institutions outside TAMU.

Incoming Freshman Students

The admission process for incoming freshmen students is handled by the University's Office of Admissions and Records (OAR). Prospective incoming freshmen will apply for admission into the College of Engineering and enter as a General Engineering major. Students may then apply for entry into our major between their second and fourth semester.

Please see our How to Apply checklist for step by step guidance on the admission process.

Students from Institutions Outside Texas A&M University (TAMU)

NOTE: Our program in Mechanical Engineering continues to be in great demand and under considerable enrollment pressure. Consequently, admission is highly competitive. The number of transfer/change of major students admitted is very limited.

Successful applicants are expected to have completed most of the courses equivalent to those taken by freshmen in our program. Specifically, the pre-engineering courses listed below, along with a computer programming course (in this order of preference: Matlab, C++, FORTRAN), are required for successful applicants:

Admission Criteria:

Admissioncriteriasmall

*Texas Common Course Numbering System. For institutions that do not use TCCNS, see TAMU Transfer Course Equivalency guide: https://compass-ssb.tamu.edu/pls/PROD/bwxkwtes.P_TransEquivMain

** Two freshmen engineering courses, ENGR 111 and 112, are required for all freshmen students in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. These courses are specialized to our program and have specific objectives that are typically not met by courses outside the college of engineering or at other universities. Admitted change of curriculum / transfer students will have the opportunity to take these courses once matriculated; several MEEN courses, however, require ENGR 112 as a prerequisite. Consequently, an admitted change of curriculum / transfer student may not start some major coursework until after a year in the mechanical engineering program. Substitutes for ENGR 111 and 112 are handled by the college of engineering. Any questions regarding such substitutions can be directed towards Cathy Sperry, Assistant Director of the Education program by email c-sperry@tamu.edu or phone (979) 845.8699. **

 

Academic Guidelines for Admission Consideration:

The Department takes a holistic review on all applications. A holistic review includes, but is not limited to:

  • In process of completing ALL courses listed above in current semester
  • No history of repeating, dropping, or withdrawing from courses
  • Taking a reasonable load of courses and completing them in a timely manner
  • Completion of application short answer questions and work experience/involvement

 

Factors Affecting Admission Decisions: 

  • The number of students currently enrolled in the Department,
  • The projected number of admitted general engineering students who will enroll in the Department for the semester under review,
  • The projected number of admitted transfer students who will enroll in the Department for the semester under review,
  • The number of transfer applicants under review, and
  • The academic record of those transfer applicants under review.

**NOTE: Our program in Mechanical Engineering continues to be in high demand and under considerable enrollment pressure. Admission is thus highly competitive. Meeting, or exceeding, these guidelines is NO GUARANTEE of being admitted.

 

How to Apply:

See the University’s Office of Admissions and Records (OAR) website for more information on the transfer admission process, deadlines, etc.: http://admissions.tamu.edu/transfer/ or contact Admissions Customer Service at:

General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601
College Station, TX 77843-0200
(979) 845-1060
MON – FRI, 8AM - 5PM CST

Students from the College of Engineering at TAMU

NOTE: Our program in Mechanical Engineering continues to be in great demand and under considerable enrollment pressure. Consequently, admission is highly competitive. The number of transfer/change of major students admitted is very limited.

Successful applicants are expected to have completed most of the courses equivalent to those taken by freshmen in our program. Specifically, the pre-engineering courses listed below, along with a computer programming course (in this order of preference: Matlab, C++, FORTRAN), are required for successful applicants:

Admission Criteria:

Admissioncriteriasmall

*Texas Common Course Numbering System. For institutions that do not use TCCNS, see TAMU Transfer Course Equivalency guide: https://compass-ssb.tamu.edu/pls/PROD/bwxkwtes.P_TransEquivMain

** Two freshmen engineering courses, ENGR 111 and 112, are required for all freshmen students in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. These courses are specialized to our program and have specific objectives that are typically not met by courses outside the college of engineering or at other universities. Admitted change of curriculum / transfer students will have the opportunity to take these courses once matriculated; several MEEN courses, however, require ENGR 112 as a prerequisite. Consequently, an admitted change of curriculum / transfer student may not start some major coursework until after a year in the mechanical engineering program. Substitutes for ENGR 111 and 112 are handled by the college of engineering. Any questions regarding such substitutions can be directed towards Cathy Sperry, Assistant Director of the Education program by email c-sperry@tamu.edu or phone (979) 845.8699. **

 

Academic Guidelines for Admission Consideration

The Department takes a holistic review on all applications. A holistic review includes, but is not limited to:

  • In process of completing ALL courses listed above in current semester
  • No history of repeating, dropping, or withdrawing from courses
  • Taking a reasonable load of courses and completing them in a timely manner
  • Completion of application short answer questions and work experience/involvement

 

Factors Affecting Admission Decisions

  • The number of students currently enrolled in the Department,
  • The projected number of admitted general engineering students who will enroll in the Department for the semester under review,
  • The projected number of admitted transfer students who will enroll in the Department for the semester under review,
  • The number of transfer applicants under review, and
  • The academic record of those transfer applicants under review.

**NOTE: Our program in Mechanical Engineering continues to be in high demand and under considerable enrollment pressure. Admission is thus highly competitive. Meeting, or exceeding, these guidelines is NO GUARANTEE of being admitted.

 

How to Apply

Complete the Change of Major application package by the appropriate deadline.

Application Deadlines:     Fall Entry — May 1               Spring Entry — December 1

 

Students from Majors OUTSIDE the College of Engineering at TAMU

NOTE: Our program in Mechanical Engineering continues to be in great demand and under considerable enrollment pressure. Consequently, admission is highly competitive. The number of transfer/change of major students admitted is very limited.

Successful applicants are expected to have completed most of the courses equivalent to those taken by freshmen in our program. Specifically, the pre-engineering courses listed below, along with a computer programming course (in this order of preference: Matlab, C++, FORTRAN), are required for successful applicants:

Admission Criteria:

Admissioncriteriasmall

*Texas Common Course Numbering System. For institutions that do not use TCCNS, see TAMU Transfer Course Equivalency guide: https://compass-ssb.tamu.edu/pls/PROD/bwxkwtes.P_TransEquivMain

** Two freshmen engineering courses, ENGR 111 and 112, are required for all freshmen students in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. These courses are specialized to our program and have specific objectives that are typically not met by courses outside the college of engineering or at other universities. Admitted change of curriculum / transfer students will have the opportunity to take these courses once matriculated; several MEEN courses, however, require ENGR 112 as a prerequisite. Consequently, an admitted change of curriculum / transfer student may not start some major coursework until after a year in the mechanical engineering program. Substitutes for ENGR 111 and 112 are handled by the college of engineering. Any questions regarding such substitutions can be directed towards Cathy Sperry, Assistant Director of the Education program by email c-sperry@tamu.edu or phone (979) 845.8699. **

 

Academic Guidelines for Admission Consideration

The Department takes a holistic review on all applications. A holistic review includes, but is not limited to:

  • In process of completing ALL courses listed above in current semester
  • No history of repeating, dropping, or withdrawing from courses
  • Taking a reasonable load of courses and completing them in a timely manner
  • Completion of application short answer questions and work experience/involvement

 

Factors Affecting Admission Decisions

  • The number of students currently enrolled in the Department,
  • The projected number of admitted general engineering students who will enroll in the Department for the semester under review,
  • The projected number of admitted transfer students who will enroll in the Department for the semester under review,
  • The number of transfer applicants under review, and
  • The academic record of those transfer applicants under review.

**NOTE: Our program in Mechanical Engineering continues to be in high demand and under considerable enrollment pressure. Admission is thus highly competitive. Meeting, or exceeding, these guidelines is NO GUARANTEE of being admitted.

 

How to Apply

Complete the Change of Major application package by the appropriate deadline.

Application Deadlines:     Fall Entry — May 1               Spring Entry — December 1