Quick Facts

MEE Department

  • Nation's first Mechanical and Energy Engineering Dept.
  • Began in 2007 with 77 students
  • 354% enrollment increase over the past 5 years
  • Current undergraduate enrollment: 602
  • Current Masters enrollment: 45
  • Current Ph.D. enrollement: 8
  • International enrollment: 61
  • Faculty count: 14
  • Avg. class size: 36
  • Avg. lab class size: 37
  • Degrees offered: 3
  • # of B.S. degrees awarded: 80 (AY2013-14)
  • Avg. SAT/ACT score: 1127/25
  • Avg. external funding: $1,350,000
  • # of facilities: 12


  • Nation's 26th largest public university
  • Total enrollment: about 36,000
  • Countries represented: 136
  • States represented: 49


  • Nation's second largest technology corridor
  • Nation's 4th largest metropolitan area 
  • Home to many of the nation’s fastest growing cities

Study Abroad

Great Wall

The course is open to all majors. Students will travel to Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai to study alternative energy and to experience China’s 5,000 years of unique culture and history. The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering will offer a 2012 summer study abroad course in China, MEEN 4110: Alternative Energy Sources.

The study abroad program features invited lectures from some of China’s most distinguished professors. Topics that will be covered during the program include:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Biomass Energy
  • Zero Energy Buildings

Students will also visit the world’s leading manufacturers of wind turbines and solar PV panels, and they will live for free for one week in UNT’s Zero-Energy House in Beijing.

Zero Energy House

Why should I study abroad?

Studying abroad is a rewarding experience that offers lifelong benefits, and every interaction is an opportunity to learn and to share your culture with others. Students who study abroad enjoy sightseeing while completing interesting, innovative classwork and research in other countries.

Some of the most rewarding parts of study abroad trips include:

  • Seeing historic monuments, cultural sites and famous art first-hand
  • Working within the academic system of another country
  • Discovering the complexity of another culture, including other languages or dialects
  • Being a full-time learner, from the student lounge to the city streets
  • Gaining global perspectives and learning new things about yourself

Studying abroad also translates into tangible lifelong benefits. International experience is an impressive part of any resume and improves a student’s academic, professional and financial potential by expanding cross-cultural interpersonal skills and global-mindedness. It shows adaptability in unfamiliar environments, ability to learn from different teaching styles and communication skills among diverse groups.

Need more information?

Contact Dr. Xiaohua Li for additional details about studying abroad with the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering.

You can also meet with a study abroad officer in the UNT Study Abroad Office. They work to make study abroad programs more affordable, safe, diverse and relevant to every UNT student and are ready to help you start your global journey today.