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. The deadline to apply is June 1, so don't wait, 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 pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (anticipated June 2018).

*Pending approval by SACSCOC

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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

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1

  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 21
    Final (Summer I) – June 4
    Final (Summer II) – July 9

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2018
    Priority – January 4
    Final – January 16
  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 21
    Final (Summer I) – June 4
    Final (Summer II) – July 9
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27

Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in 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

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Accreditations and Distinctions

The Mechanical Engineering B.S. is pending accreditation approval by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Mechanical Engineering B.S. Faculty

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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