Tarleton State University adds bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering


STEPHENVILLE (January 26, 2017) — Tarleton State University today received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) for a new bachelor of science degree program in mechanical engineering.

The new degree builds on Tarleton’s existing undergraduate programs in civil, electrical and environmental engineering as well as engineering physics.

“This is a major step forward,” said Tarleton Provost Dr. Karen Murray. “This new undergraduate program supports the university’s longstanding commitment to academic advancement and improves employment opportunities for students.

“In addition to providing students with exemplary education and training, the new mechanical engineering program better positions Tarleton to meet the workforce needs of North Texas and beyond. Students who complete this program are likely to find jobs in a number of emerging industries, including aerospace, manufacturing and renewable energy.”

The bachelor’s in mechanical engineering program—set to begin this fall—requires students to complete 128 credit hours.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

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