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!
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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College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.
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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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.
Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2021Priority - January 5
Final - January 15
Summer 2021Priority - May 1
Final (Summer Session I) - May 26
Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
Fall 2021Priority - 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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
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.
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.