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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 No. 7 and its graduate program is ranked No. 7 among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. The department ranks No. 4 internationally among mechanical engineering programs, according to the ShanghaiRanking global ranking of academic subjects.

#4 among international mechanical engineering programs By ShanghaiRanking

2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

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

Ranked among public institutions, 2023

Student Enrollment

Enrollment (Fall 2022)
Student Level Number of Students
Undergraduate 1,468
Master's 299
Doctoral 258
Total Enrollment 2,025

Source: Texas A&M University Data and Research Services

As reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded (Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022)
Degree Level Number of Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's 417
Master's 107
Doctoral 56
Total Degrees Awarded 580

Source: Texas A&M University Data and Research Services


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