Mechanical Engineering


  • Bachelor of science in engineering, or related field
  • Conditional admission may be possible with less than a 3.0 GPA
  • A minimum of 12 months of industry experience
  • International students must provide a TOEFL or IELTS score


Apply Online

  • Online Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 professional letters of recommendation
  • GRE (UT reporting code 06882)

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, GRE waivers will be available under certain circumstances for eligible applicants. Our admissions team will evaluate each application on a case-by-case basis without GRE scores if the waiver is deemed valid.

Reasons for a waiver:

  • You are unable to take an exam in-person at a designated testing center due to lack of availability in your region, or because you or someone in your household is immunocompromised, or
  • You are unable to take an exam online due to lack of availability in your region, technology, or other test-taking requirements (e.g. device availability or compatibility, slow internet connection, testing environment)

If you would like to request a test score waiver, please contact to submit your petition at least 1-month before the application deadline. The admissions committee may take up to five business days to review your petition if submitting for a waiver.

After you have submitted your application and application fee, you will be able to upload the following:

  • College transcripts – uploaded official transcripts are considered unofficial but are sufficient for application review.
  • Official transcripts bear the facsimile signature of the registrar and the seal of the issuing institution. Transcripts from U.S. colleges or universities must have been produced within the last calendar year, and transcripts written in a language other than English must be accompanied by a translation.

Please note: upon admission you will be required to submit official transcripts.

  • Official transcripts from each university or senior college attended. If you are a former UT undergraduate, transcripts will be requested for you automatically.



  • Final Deadline: In order to be considered for the fall semester, completed applications must be received no later than July 1st.


  • Final Deadline: In order to be considered for the spring semester, completed applications must be received no later than November 1st.

Applications are received and reviewed on a year-round basis. Admission decisions are made as application files are completed. Early application is strongly encouraged.

No decision to admit will be made until all required materials have been received. Applications completed after the deadline may be subject to additional fees due to late registration charges. These expenses will be passed on to students and are payable at enrollment.

Admissions decisions are made on the basis of a holistic review of all completed applications, including transcripts, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and industry experience.

For additional information on our graduate programs please contact:
Lauren Salinas at 512.232.5199.