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5 Essential Soft Skills for Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers are often known more for their skilled handling of machinery than their way with words. Yet for every finished product that comes across the assembly line, there’s an engineer communicating ideas, conveying expectations and coordinating efforts with team members and stakeholders. What’s said in a few choice words can be as important as …

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Jet Engines: How Are They Made?

Sitting in the window seat of a passenger plane, it’s easy — and often necessary, if you’re a nervous flyer — to ignore the roar of the turbojet engines. Yet an incredible amount of engineering goes into making these machines powerful, efficient and safe.   The fan of a jet engine draws in just a fraction …

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The 7 Engineering Wonders of the World

Engineering wonders tend to have titles preceded by “largest,” “fastest” or “greatest.” What separates a true feat of engineering from a wonder of the world, however, is its utility. At the Cockrell School of Engineering, our vision is to be a catalyst for solutions that advance society, drive economic progress and improve the quality of life around …

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