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

The Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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

Graduates of the mechanical engineering program will:

  • Strive to exceed expectations of employers of mechanical engineers by applying fundamental skills and performing ethically and professionally;
  • Engage in life-long learning, and professional development and/or advanced studies; and
  • Continue their professional development by pursuing technical, programmatic, and managerial leadership in their profession and/or communities.

Student Outcomes

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

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  2.  An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies


Undergraduate Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Fall Semester Undergraduate Enrollment Academic Year Bachelor's Degrees Awarded
2023-24 1431 N/A
2022-23 1468 454
2021-22 1492 417
2020-21 1490 394
2019-20 1443 437
2018–19 1413 387

Enrollment = Fall Semester of Academic Year 

Degrees Awarded = Fall, Spring & Summer of Academic Year (e.g., Fall 22, Spring 23, Summer 23) 

Source: Office of Academic & Business Performance Analytics, Texas A&M University