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Welcome to The J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University!

The bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical Engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Engineering Accreditation Commission

Vision Statement

The J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University endeavors to be a leader in education, scholarship, research and service to its communities through the recruitment and nurturing of top students, faculty and staff who have a passion for learning, advancing human knowledge in the arts and sciences of mechanical engineering and contributing high impact to society.

Mission Statement

The mission of the J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering is to serve the students of Texas A&M University, the State of Texas, and the nation by:

Providing quality education that is well-grounded in the fundamental principles of engineering, fostering innovation, and preparing students for leadership positions and successful careers in industry, government, and academia;

Advancing the knowledge base of mechanical engineering to support the competitiveness of existing industry and to spawn new economic development in Texas and the nation through active involvement in basic and applied research in a global context; and

Providing professional development opportunities for practicing engineers through continuing education, service, and outreach activities.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to produce graduates who will:

Have successful careers, and become leaders, in industry and the public sector;

Appropriately apply acquired knowledge, work well with other people, effectively communicate ideas and technical information, and continue to learn and improve; and

Successfully pursue life-long learning and advanced study opportunities, and subsequently contribute to the development of advanced concepts and leading edge technologies.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Mechanical Engineering program are that students will attain:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • An ability to communicate effectively;
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues; and
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Undergraduate Students Bachelor Degrees Awarded
2018–19 1413 387
2017–18 1315 304
2016–17 1146 268
2015–16 1018 248
2014–15 970 251