UNT to offer new Ph.D. in mechanical and energy engineering

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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 09:38

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas College of Engineering now offers a Ph.D. in mechanical and energy engineering, the first degree of its kind in Texas and one of the only doctoral programs specializing in energy applications in the field of Mechanical Engineering in the United States. The degree program's first students will begin in Spring 2015.

"The ability to offer an innovative Ph.D. program, in addition to bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical and energy engineering at UNT, provides prospective students a unique opportunity to study and do research alongside the world-class faculty and to develop both broad and in-depth knowledge for solving energy problems," said Department Chair Yong Tao.

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering was established in 2007, and was the first of its kind in the nation. Faculty in the department research topics including environmental sustainability, materials and manufacturing and oil and gas.

Graduates with degrees in mechanical and energy engineering are valuable to a number of industries, including alternative energy, energy management and conservation, nuclear energy, advanced materials design, automotive manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, petroleum exploration and more. Texas is among the top three states with the highest employment of mechanical engineers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

More information about mechanical and energy engineering at UNT can be found online at http://engineering.unt.edu/mechanicalandenergy/.

About UNT's College of Engineering

UNT's College of Engineering is housed on the university's Discovery Park campus, a 300-acre research park with state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment. The college offers 20 degree programs in its six departments, which include biomedical engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, engineering technology, materials science and engineering and mechanical and energy engineering.

For more information, visit UNT's College of Engineering.

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