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First Year Undergraduate Curriculum

The freshman year curriculum is identical for most engineering undergraduate degree programs. Undergraduate students are admitted to the Texas A&M University College of Engineering with a preference for the major noted on their admissions application and follow the same first-year engineering curriculum. The Entry to a Major process is designed for students to take ownership of their future to identify at least three majors that are a good match for their career goals and academic performance.

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Successful graduates of the MXET program will complete 127 semester hours of work which includes:

  • University Core Curriculum (27 hrs)
  • Math and Science sequence (23 hrs) – (Includes 1 credit hour from ENGR 216 and ENGR 217)

Following these preparatory courses, MXET students will complete:

  • MXET Core (48 hrs)
  • MXET Focus (29 hrs)  (Currently focus areas are Mechatronics and STEM Educator) 

MXET Core Curriculum

  • Freshman Engineering (Includes 1 credit hour from ENGR 216 and ENGR 217)
  • 5 ESET fundamentals courses
  • 5 MMET fundamentals courses
  • 1 MXET fundamental course   
  • A two-semester capstone design experience

MXET Mechatronics Focus

  • 3 advanced ESET courses
  • 2 advanced MMET courses
  • 2 MXET-specific courses that encompass intelligent electro-mechanical systems. The first of these two courses deals with real-time embedded intelligence and ground-based robotics. The second will explore production/manufacturing systems composed of CNC machines and fixed/mobile robotics. 
  • 2 technical electives

MXET STEM Educator Focus

  • 8 courses from the College of Education and Human Development
  • 2 technical electives
  • Holders of the Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 6-12 certification are eligible to teach the following courses:
    • Mathematics, grades 6-8
    • Science, grades 6-8
    • Mathematics, grades 9-12 (including Algebraic Reasoning and Statistics)
    • Chemistry, Physics, grades 9-12
    • Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Principals of Technology, grades 9-12
    • Astronomy, Earth and Space Science
    • Applied Mathematics for Technical Professions
    • Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    • Architecture and Construction
    • Finance
    • Manufacturing
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics