Jobs, Finances and Scholarships

Mechanical and Energy Engineering Career and Internship Assistance

UNT offers about 36,000 students many opportunities on campus and beyond. The Dallas-Fort Worth region is growing dynamically, which makes for a continually increasing number of employment and partnership opportunities.

Students can find assistance with locating career openings, student employment, internships and financial assistance through the UNT Career Center. About 20,000 students and more than 1,000 alumni use the Career Center each year as they seek career advice and employment, utilizing the center’s connections of more than 3,000 on-campus and 8,000 off-campus jobs, posted annually.

Students can also seek information about available internship and career options by speaking with their academic advisors or faculty mentors. These faculty and staff members can often provide insight into industry-specific opportunities.

Financial Advising

MEE faculty advisors can discuss financial aid and assistantship options with you. The Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office also offers many resources to help students better understand their financial options. Visit Student Financial Aid & Scholarships in the Eagle Student Services Center, Room 228, or call (940) 565-2302 to speak with one of their representatives.

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Financial Aid

The University of North Texas provides a traditional college experience and the quality of a private university at an affordable cost. The university has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys® for 16 consecutive years.

UNT is committed to helping students manage the cost of their education. About 75 percent of UNT students receive financial aid and scholarships totaling more than $330 million annually. This includes more than $39 million in scholarships. Types of financial aid students receive include:

  • Graduate Assistantships (TA/RA) — funds awarded based on merit and/or need; no repayment required
  • Scholarships — funds awarded based on merit and/or need; no repayment required
  • Grants — funds awarded based on need; no repayment required
  • Loans — funds that must be repaid at some point


The Toulouse Graduate School has several scholarship and fellowship opportunities, for which qualified students are encouraged to apply.

The MEE department also offers scholarships to qualified students, and applications for each are reviewed throughout the year.

Mechanical and Energy Engineering Student Scholarship

The Department Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas offers competitive scholarships in the amount of $1000 or $500 per academic year divided over the fall and spring semesters. Entering for awards competitively enables students to register with in-state tuition. Students applying for the scholarships must be pursuing a degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering at UNT.

Download the MEEN Scholarship application (.pdf)

Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship

The South Texas Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers has awarded the University of North Texas a scholarship for high school, TAMS undergraduate and graduate students. The scholarship is competitive and provides in-state tuition in the university. Scholarship awards are as follows:

a. $500 scholarships for either the Fall or Spring semesters

b. $1,000 scholarships for the summer semester

Download the Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarships application (.pdf)

Graduate Assistantship Tuition Scholarship (GATS)

A number of GATS tuition scholarships are available each year, which will cover all tuition and mandatory fees. No application form is needed from applicants. The MEE department will select nominees based on merit and seek approval from the college and the Toulouse Graduate School.


Assistantships support many graduate students. Teaching assistantships are funded by the department, and research assistantships are funded by individual faculty research grants. Out-of-state and international students who are funded at least half time are eligible for in-state tuition rates. Only master's students who select the thesis option are eligible for teaching or research assistantships. To apply for an assistantship, complete the application and bring to the MEE main office at F101 at Discovery Park: Graduate Application for TA/RA/Grader (.pdf)