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


The department's undergraduate program is ranked #7 and its graduate program is ranked #9 among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. The department ranks #3 internationally among mechanical engineering programs, according to the ShanghaiRanking global ranking of academic subjects.

#3 among international mechanical engineering programs By ShanghaiRanking

2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

#7 undergraduate program (public) By U.S. News and World Report

Ranked among public institutions, 2022

Student Enrollment

Enrollment (Fall 2021)*
Student Level Number of Students
Undergraduate 1490
Master's 257
Doctoral 277
Total Enrollment 2024

Source: Texas A&M University Data and Research Services

*Enrollment numbers are preliminary from 5th day of class.

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded (Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021)*
Degree Level Number of Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's 394
Master's 112
Doctoral 38
Total Degrees Awarded 544

Source: Texas A&M University Data and Research Services

*Degrees awarded are preliminary from 5th day of class.


With a high-quality student body and outstanding faculty, the department is well poised to achieve its mission of excellence in all three areas. Some indicators of our faculty recognition include:

Faculty (Fall 2021)
Tenure Status Number of Faculty
Tenured/Tenure-Track 67
Academic Professional Track 23
Total Faculty 90

Faculty Recognition

  • 11 Endowed Chair Holders
  • 14 Endowed Professorships
  • 12 Faculty Fellowships
  • Seven National Academy of Engineering Members