Student Spotlight: Jerod Day

Jerod Day

Creating Life-Saving Technology

Sometimes it takes a while to find your place in the world. Jerod Day loves school, but when he first started studying engineering at another university, he was disappointed with the impersonal faculty and the lack of research options for undergraduate students. After transferring to UNT, he found Mechanical and Energy Engineering the perfect fit for pursuing his passion for thermodynamics as well as the “green” aspects of engineering.

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate student

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering! 

To prepare for admission, begin by exploring the College of Engineering Viewbook and the UNT Viewbook. These resources help prospective students evaluate if the college and university are good fits for them by offering overviews of important information, student testimonials and ways to get more information.

We also encourage all future students to visit campus before applying to UNT to experience the culture and student life.

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How do I apply as an incoming freshman?

To qualify as a candidate for the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, prospective freshmen should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Meet graduation requirements for the Recommended Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program in high school
  • Take the SAT or the ACT as a junior and have scores sent to UNT
  • Freshman applicants should have a math SAT score of 540 or higher or a math ACT score of 22 or higher. Once admitted into the university, students must take a math placement test in order to determine which level course to enroll in. The Department of Mathematics offers examinations for math placement throughout the year.
  • Apply to UNT as a senior at by the admissions deadline
  • Request to have high school transcripts sent to the UNT Admissions office
  • Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. Learn more about AP and IB credit 

How do I apply as a transfer student?

Each year, UNT welcomes more than 3,500 transfer students — more than any other institution in the state. We are proud to offer these students many resources to accommodate their unique admissions needs. 

Future transfer students should begin preparing for their college move by consulting the UNT Transfer Center, which helps students make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting them to a peer mentor and other campus resources. The center is located in the University Union, Room 320.

Undergraduate Advising can offer other helpful resources for transfer students.

Students who transfer to the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering should be eligible to enroll in Math 1710 (Calculus I) at UNT or in a higher level math class to qualify for the program. For applicants who do not meet the above requirements, admission will be granted to a pre-engineering program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The applicant will be eligible to be admitted to the College of Engineering after completing Math 1650 (Pre-Calculus) with a grade of C or better.

Learn more about the advantages of transferring to UNT



How do I apply as an international student?

About 2,500 international students representing 140 countries call UNT their home, and the university celebrates their presence on campus. The mechanical and energy engineering department is proud of its diversity also, as it welcomes an average of 50 international students each year from a multitude of countries across the world. 

For information about how to apply to the university as an international student, visit UNT International. This site offers translation services, detailed application instructions and testimonials of UNT students from across the world. 

Learn more about International Studies in the Mechanical and Energy Engineering department



How do I apply as an Honors student?

UNT has more than 1,300 honors students, and the student body continues to exceed expectations with each new incoming class. The Fall 2011 student body included the most academically talented and largest freshman class, as well as the largest enrollment of doctoral students in UNT history. The average SAT score of an entering freshman in Fall 2011 at UNT was 1105 – considerably higher than the Texas average of 981 and the national average of 1011.

UNT is excited to welcome this growing number of academically talented students, and the university is committed to offering resources to fit their admissions needs.

Learn more about becoming an Honors student at UNT:

Benefits of becoming an honors student

Living and learning as an Honors student

Honors College eligibility requirements



Still have questions?

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