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Prospective Student

The BSME program is a 2+2 program. The first two years, students take the lower-division coursework required for admission to the upper-division BSME program. If admitted, students will complete the necessary upper-division coursework during their last two years.

Once students have applied and have been admitted into the upper-division program, they will be assigned a specific course plan that they will follow to finish their degree.

Although students must complete the same requirements to be considered for admission into the BSME program, it is not a one-size-fits-all path. Portland State University has a diverse student population made up of first-time freshman, transfer students, international students and post-bac students. Here are the advising options for prospective students interested in pursuing their BSME at Portland State University:

  • First-time freshman (domestic and international) and domestic transfer students: contact MCECS Student Services at 503-725-4631 or
  • International transfer and post-bac students: contact MME office at 503-725-4290 or