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Mechanical Engineering B.S.

Don’t Just Define Your Future. Define the Future.

Mechanical engineers are in high demand – especially in the Houston area. New mechanical engineers earn an average starting salary of $65,557 (National Association of Colleges and Employers 2017). In Texas, the mean annual salary for a mechanical engineer is about 22 percent higher than the rest of the nation (U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics). A degree in mechanical engineering from UH-Clear Lake can propel you to a career in aerospace, automotive, construction, healthcare technology, oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, transportation, defense, cybersecurity, robotics, Internet of Things and elsewhere. As new technologies, new industries and new opportunities emerge, they’ll most likely need mechanical engineers.

Need Help Paying for Your Education?

We've got your back! We know college is a big investment. That's why we invest in you. Get financial help paying for your education when you apply for a mechanical engineering scholarship. This $1,500 award is renewable and is available for students who meet minimum requirements. Apply now!

Mechanical Engineering Scholarship

Get Your Degree in a 21st Century STEM Facility

Earn your degree in our new, cutting-edge facility with 15 teaching labs for mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, geology, industrial hygiene and environmental safety. Gain hands-on experience with 12 specialty rooms designed for mechanical-engineering projects, computer-aided drafting, 3-D printing and more. The mechanical engineering program is approved from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (August 2018).

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Admission Requirements

Explore what the future holds for you by attending University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.

Degree Requirements

UHCL’s College of Science and Engineering has created a solid foundation of study designed to help you make your educational dreams a reality. Explore the classes you’ll need to take for your University of Houston-Clear Lake degree.

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Cost Information

Crunch the numbers on the costs for a degree from the UHCL College of Science and Engineering.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Summer 2021

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1

  • Fall 2021

    Priority - July 15
    Final - August 1

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Summer 2021
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 26
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2021
    Priority - August 13
    Final - August 18

Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline, the application will be extended to January 11th on ApplyTexas for Transfer students. Starting January 12th all transfer students interested in applying for Spring 2021 will need to have all official documents (transcripts from every college or university attended and application fee) in hand and will need to complete a paper application. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

Accreditations and Distinctions

UH-Clear Lake is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and has received SACSCOC approval to offer the Mechanical Engineering B.S.

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Mechanical Engineering B.S. Faculty

Mohsen Daghooghi
Mohsen Daghooghi

Mohsen Daghooghi

Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3782
Office: STEM 2228

Faculty Bio

Youssef Hamidi
Youssef Hamidi

Youssef Hamidi

Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Office: STEM 2232

Faculty Bio

Jeffrey Mountain
Jeffrey R. Mountain

Jeffrey R. Mountain

Professor and Program Chair Mechanical Engineering Program,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3846
Office: D106

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