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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.

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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).

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.


New Incoming Undergraduate Students: Apply online through Apply Texas for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Documents for admission are submitted after completion of the Apply Texas application. All required documents are due by the Freshman, Transfer, and International Admissions application deadlines.

Application Process (Major Changes) for Current UHCL Students:  Current UHCL students who wish to be considered for admission into the Mechanical Engineering, BS program must meet the same secondary admission criteria as transfer students. Upon meeting with an academic advisor, current students will submit an Academic Record Change Form (PDF) to the Office of Academic Advising in the College of Science and Engineering to apply for a Major Change.

Mechanical Engineering, BS Auto-Admission Criteria

Freshman Requirements

All new incoming first-year undergraduate students with 0-29 college credit hours or students entering college for the first time after high school graduation.

For admission into the Mechanical Engineering program applicants must meet the following minimum criteria.

Freshman Mechanical Engineering applicant criteria table
Class Rank SAT SAT EBRW (Reading and Writing)
ACT, Composite ACT, English ACT, Mat
Top 10% No Min No Min No Min No Min No Min
11% - 25% 1120 560 22 22 23
26% - 50% 1170 580 24 23 24
51% - 75% 1210 580 25 23 26
All Others 1250 580 260 23 28
No Class Rank / No Test Scores Available

Students without a class rank or test scores will be reviewed based on CGPA:

  • High School CGPA of 3.25 and higher – Direct Admission into Mechanical Engineering, BS program.
  • High School CGPA of below 3.24 – Students who meet UHCL regular admission criteria can be admitted as Pre-Engineering.

Recommended preparation courses for Mechanical Engineering include completion of the following either in high school or through dual credit:

  • Precalculus (MATH 2412) and/or Calculus (MATH 2413)

Transfer Students and Major Changes for Current Students

All new incoming transfer undergraduate students that have completed 30 or more college hours after high school graduation.

To be considered for admission into the Mechanical Engineering, BS program, students must meet the GPA requirements shown in the table below and must have credit for (can include AP credit).

GPA requirements table for Mechanical Engineering transfer and current students changing majors
Required GPA Type Required GPA*
All college level work attempted 2.50
All Calculus courses and math course with calculus prerequisites 2.50
All college level science courses** required by major 2.50
All college level non-remedial English courses 2.33
All college level engineering courses 2.50

Prerequisites: All courses must be completed with the required "C" or better to earn admission into the program

  • MATH 2413 - Calculus I
  • MATH 2414 - Calculus II
  • CHEM 1311 and 1111 - General Chemistry with Lab
  • PHYS 2425 - University Physics I with Lab

*In the calculation of each GPA, the most recent attempt taken at any institution is used - even if a higher grade was earned in a prior attempt.

**CHEM 1311/1111, PHYS 2425, PHYS 2426

Degree Requirements

Understanding the classes you need to take for your degree at University of Houston-Clear Lake is crucial to planning out your education. The buttons below will allow you to view the full degree requirements and give you an understanding of your academic experience. If you are currently attending a community college in Texas, click on the "Transfer Guide" button to view what classes can be taken at your local community college, and transferred to UHCL to complete your degree.

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.Transfer Guide (PDF)

Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

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

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Summer 2024
    Priority - May 1
    Summer I Final - May 22
    Summer II Final - June 28
  • Fall 2024
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 12
    Returning UHCL Students - August 14
  • Spring 2025
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 6
    Returning UHCL Students - January 8

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority Deadline - May 1
    Extended Deadline - June 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

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.

Public Disclosure Information for Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering B.S. Faculty

Ariful Bhuiyan
Ariful Bhuiyan

Ariful Bhuiyan

Assistant Professor,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3871
Office: STEM 2234

Ariful Bhuiyan Faculty Bio

Kazi Md Masum Billah
Kazi Md Masum Billah

Kazi Md Masum Billah

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3826

Kazi Md Masum Billah Faculty Bio

Mohsen Daghooghi
Mohsen Daghooghi

Mohsen Daghooghi

Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering,
Science and Engineering

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

Mohsen Daghooghi Faculty Bio

Youssef Hamidi
Youssef Hamidi

Youssef Hamidi

Associate Professor and Program Director of Mechanical Engineering and Pre-Engineering Programs,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3818
Office: STEM 2232

Youssef Hamidi Faculty Bio

Ruaa Al Mezrakchi
Ruaa Al Mezrakchi

Ruaa Al Mezrakchi

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3828
Office: ST2238

Ruaa Al Mezrakchi Faculty Bio

Jeffrey R. Mountain
Jeffrey R. Mountain

Jeffrey R. Mountain

Professor of Mechanical Engineering (on leave),
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3846
Office: D106

Jeffrey R. Mountain Faculty Bio

Jugal Saharia
Jugal Saharia

Jugal Saharia

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3873
Office: ST2236

Jugal Saharia Faculty Bio