The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor offers a broad-based, interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Engineering with concentrations in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.

Our project-based Engineering curriculum provides an innovative, hand’s on, teams-based approach with a significant amount of student-faculty interaction. Like UMHB’s other academic programs, our engineering curriculum and pedagogy is established in Christian principles, which helps students explore how engineering can be used to meet the needs of our world. Multidisciplinary internship opportunities allow engineering students to graduate as experienced, well-rounded complex problem-solvers who have a distinct marketplace advantage.

Employers are seeking employees with vast multidisciplinary technical knowledge and math aptitude, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, communication skills, and ethical and professional behavior. We offer a broad-based, comprehensive technical education that places emphasis on the fundamental concepts of engineering that will help students keep up with the interdisciplinary demands of the engineering workforce. Our design-focused, multidisciplinary, teams-based approach to engineering grounded in Christian values will prepare students for the ethical and professional characteristics employers seek out. With the practical, hands-on training they experience, engineering students will graduate ready to make an immediate impact in the workforce.

Degree Requirements

The Engineering degree plan requires a minimum of 125 credit hours—51 hours of core curriculum courses in the humanities and sciences; 50 hours of upper-level courses in engineering; 18 hours of support courses in mathematics; and 6 hours of upper-level electives.

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Multidisciplinary internship opportunities will allow engineering students to graduate as experienced, well-rounded complex problem-solvers who have a distinct marketplace advantage.

All engineering majors are required to complete 300 internship hours as a part of their degree plan.  Professors work to match students to opportunities for paid internships, but students can also seek other positions on their own with approval by CSEP faculty.

Career Opportunities

The BS in Engineering prepares students to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam as the first step toward professional licensure as an engineer. Graduates may certify in general engineering or sit for the exams in the more specialized areas of mechanical or electrical engineering.  Career options for graduates include:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Electronics engineering
  • Health and safety engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Computer hardware engineering  

Departmental Contact: Dr. Heidi DiFrancesca (
Address:  900 College Street, UMHB Station Box 8438, Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-4880