Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a vast discipline that encompasses the design and fabrication of machinery, devices and equipment required to convert energy into useful work. This includes analyzing and designing devices for energy generation, energy conversion, heat and fluid transfer, automation, healthcare and national defense.

Being one of the longest serving engineering professions, mechanical engineering continues to be among the most exciting, innovative, and coveted degrees in the current workforce. This discipline is key to addressing several of the challenges posed by energy generation, environmental sustainability, and global economic competition.


The undergraduate mechanical engineering program at WT is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs. This means that when you graduate from WT with a mechanical engineering degree, your skills will be nationally recognized and sought after. The curriculum is designed to improve your critical thinking, communication skills, mathematical aptitude and the ability to work as a team.


Dr. Emily Hunt
Dean, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Building 122
(806) 651-5257
Dr. Vinitha Subbaraj
Associate Dean
Engineering Building 230E
(806) 651-5264