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Select your status to see the steps you need to take to become a student in the Mechanical Engineering department. 

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Current PSU Student - Transfer Student - International Student - Post-Bac Student

 

 

Current PSU Student

 

Am I ready to apply?

To be eligible for admission to the mechanical engineering degree program, each student must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Complete, with a minimum grade of C and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the following courses:
    • Ch 221, CH 227
    • ME 120, ME 121 and ME 122*, EAS 211, EAS 212, EAS 215
    • ECE 241
    • Mth 251, 252, 261, 254, 256
    • Ph 221, 222, 223, 214, 215, 216
    • Freshman Inquiry**(15 credits) or WR 121 and Comm 100 or 220

    The preceding list (59 credits total) is a subset of the complete list of course requirements for admission, which can be found here.

*As of Fall 2010 the Freshman sequence ME 120, ME 121 and ME 122 is equivalent to the combination of EAS 101 and EAS 115. EAS 101 and EAS 115 will be accepted during the transition to the new curriculum.  Starting Fall term 2014 all freshman engineering credits must be taken as a block and completed at PSU or transferred into PSU.  We are no longer accepting a combination of PSU and transfer credits to fulfill the freshman engineering requirement.  

**Transfer students entering PSU with 30 or more credits can complete Wr 121 and either Comm 100 or Comm 220 instead of Freshman Inquiry. Those students must still meet the 39 credit requirement for Arts and Letters or Social Science classes.  Starting in Fall 2016, the department will no longer accept Comm 100 as meeting the communication requirement for transfer students.  

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.33 in all engineering and computer science coursework. For transfer students, this includes engineering classes taken at other institutions.
  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits.

Freshman Engineering

Update to admission criteria for fall 2016

 

Starting in fall 2016 students seeking entry into the BSME program who do not take the freshman engineering courses ME 120, 121 and 122 at PSU will be required to complete a 4 credit bridge course focusing on programming, electronics, sensors and controls.  The bridge course will be offered during the summer and fall terms.  Admitted students who are not able to complete the bridge course over the summer term will be required to complete the course successfully by the end of the fall term as a condition of their admission into the upper division program.

When should I apply?

Students may submit their application for the academic term in which they have completed the preceding list of course requirements. For example, if you are taking EAS 215, Physics 223/216, and ME 241 during the Spring     quarter, and you have otherwise met all application requirements, you can (and should) apply for the following Fall quarter. Applications will be rejected from students who either have not met the minimum admission requirements by the term of admission, or who are, at the time of application, not in the process of completing those admission requirements.

 Application deadlines for admission to a degree program

For Fall Term: April 15
For Winter Term: November15

How do I apply?

Complete our online application.  Applicants also need to send transcripts for all college/universities attended before their application can be evaluated.  If you need assistance, you can also send email to admissions@me.pdx.edu.  


Transfer Students

 Students transferring from other institutions who want to be formally admitted to the mechanical engineering  program must:

  • Meet all eligibility requirements.
  • Apply for admission to PSU.
  • Apply for program admission to the department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
  • Have an official copy of their transcripts sent to the department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
  • Have one official copy of their transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions.

Please consult PSU's web site on transfer admission.

Am I ready to apply?

To be eligible for admission to the mechanical engineering degree program, each student must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Complete, with a minimum grade of C and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the following courses:
    • Ch 221, CH 227
    • ME 120, ME 121 and ME 122*, EAS 211, EAS 212, EAS 215
    • ECE 241
    • Mth 251, 252, 261, 254, 256
    • Ph 221, 222, 223, 214, 215, 216
    • Freshman Inquiry**(15 credits) or WR 121 and Comm 100 or 220

    The preceding list (59 credits total) is a subset of the complete list of course requirements for admission, which can be found here.

*As of Fall 2010 the Freshman sequence ME 120, ME 121 and ME 122 is equivalent to the combination of EAS 101 and EAS 115. EAS 101 and EAS 115 will be accepted during the transition to the new curriculum.  Starting Fall term 2014 all freshman engineering credits must be taken as a block and completed at PSU or transferred in to PSU.  We are no longer accepting a combination of PSU and transfer credits to fulfill the freshman engineering requirement.  

**Transfer students enterring PSU with 30 or more credits can complete Wr 121 and either Comm 100 or  Comm 220 instead of Freshman Inquiry. Those students must still meet the 39 credit requirement for Arts and Letters or Social Science classes.  Starting in Fall 2016, the department will no longer accept Comm 100 as meeting the communication requirement for transfer students.  

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.33 in all engineering and computer science coursework. For transfer students, this includes engineering classes taken at other institutions.
  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits.

What if I have courses that fulfill requirements but didn't transfer?

When you apply to PSU the university will automatically run a transfer analysis on your transcripts. Any class that you took that is in u.select will be transfered in under the PSU course number.  If you took a course that you believe fulfills a BSME requirement that is not in u.select you may request that the department evaluate the course for transfer.

In order for the department to evaluate a course you must submit a course transfer request, the course description from the insitutions course catalog and a syllabus.  You must submit a set of these materials for each course you wish to have evaluated.  

  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits.

Freshman Engineering

Update to admission criteria for fall 2016

 

Starting in fall 2016 students seeking entry into the BSME program who do not take the freshman engineering courses ME 120, 121 and 122 at PSU will be required to complete a 4 credit bridge course focusing on programming, electronics, sensors and controls.  The bridge course will be offered during the summer and fall terms.  Admitted students who are not able to complete the bridge course over the summer term will be required to complete the course successfully by the end of the fall term as a condition of their admission into the upper division program.

When should I apply?

Students may submit their application during an academic term in which they are completing the preceding list of course requirements. For example, if you are taking EAS 215, Physics 223/216, and ME 241 during the Spring     quarter, and you have otherwise met all application requirements, you can (and should) apply during that Spring quarter. Applications will be rejected from students who either have not met the minimum admission requirements, or who are, at the time of application, not in the process of completing those admission requirements.

Application deadlines for admission to a degree program

For Fall Term: April 15
For Winter Term: November 15

How do I apply?

Complete our online application.  Applicants also need to send transcripts for all college/universities attended before their application can be evaluated.  If you need assistance, you can also send email to admissions@me.pdx.edu. 


International Students

Students transferring from other institutions who want to be formally admitted to the mechanical engineering  program must:

  • Meet all eligibility requirements.
  • Apply for admission to PSU.
  • Apply for program admission to the department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
  • Have an official copy of their transcripts sent to the department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
  • Have one official copy of their transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions.

Please consult PSU's web site on international transfer admission.

Am I ready to apply?

To be eligible for admission to the mechanical engineering degree program, each student must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Complete, with a minimum grade of C and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the following courses:
    • Ch 221, CH 227
    • ME 120, ME 121 and ME 122*, EAS 211, EAS 212, EAS 215
    • ECE 241
    • Mth 251, 252, 261, 254, 256
    • Ph 221, 222, 223, 214, 215, 216
    • Freshman Inquiry**(15 credits) or WR 121 and Comm 100 or 220

    The preceding list (59 credits total) is a subset of the complete list of course requirements for admission, which can be found here.

*As of Fall 2010 the Freshman sequence ME 120, ME 121 and ME 122 is equivalent to the combination of EAS 101 and EAS 115. EAS 101 and EAS 115 will be accepted during the transition to the new curriculum.  Starting Fall term 2014 all freshman engineering credits must be taken as a block and completed at PSU or transferred in to PSU.  We are no longer accepting a combination of PSU and transfer credits to fulfill the freshman engineering requirement.  

**Transfer students enterring PSU with 30 or more credits can complete Wr 121 and either Comm 100 or Comm 220 instead of Freshman Inquiry. Those students must still meet the 39 credit requirement for Arts and Letters or Social Science classes. Starting in Fall 2016, the department will no longer accept Comm 100 as meeting the communication requirement for transfer students.  

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.33 in all engineering and computer science coursework. For transfer students, this includes engineering classes taken at other institutions.
  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits.

 

What if I have courses that fulfill requirements but didn't transfer?

When you apply to PSU the university will automatically run a transfer analysis on your transcripts. Any class that you took that is in u.select will be transfered in under the PSU course number.  If you took a course that you believe fulfills a BSME requirement that is not in u.select you may request that the department evaluate the course for transfer.

In order for the department to evaluate a course you must submit a course transfer request, the course description from the institutions course catalog and a syllabus.  You must submit a set of these materials for each course you wish to have evaluated.

  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits.

Freshman Engineering

Update to admission criteria for fall 2016

 

Starting in fall 2016 students seeking entry into the BSME program who do not take the freshman engineering courses ME 120, 121 and 122 at PSU will be required to complete a 4 credit bridge course focusing on programming, electronics, sensors and controls.  The bridge course will be offered during the summer and fall terms.  Admitted students who are not able to complete the bridge course over the summer term will be required to complete the course successfully by the end of the fall term as a condition of their admission into the upper division program.

When should I apply?

Students may submit their application during an academic term in which they are completing the preceding list of course requirements. For example, if you are taking EAS 215, Physics 223/216, and ME 241 during the Spring     quarter, and you have otherwise met all application requirements, you can (and should) apply during that Spring quarter. Applications will be rejected from students who either have not met the minimum admission requirements, or who are, at the time of application, not in the process of completing those admission requirements.

Application deadlines for admission to a degree program

For Fall Term: April 15
For Winter Term: November 15

How do I apply?

Complete our online application.  Applicants also need to send transcripts for all college/universities attended before their application can be evaluated.  If you need assistance, you can also send email to admissions@me.pdx.edu. 

 

Post-Bac/Second Degree Students

 Students who have already earned a Bachelors degree who want to be formally admitted to the mechanical engineering  program must:

  • Meet all eligibility requirements.
  • Apply for admission to PSU.
  • Apply for program admission to the department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
  • Have an official copy of their transcripts sent to the department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
  • Have one official copy of their transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions.

Please consult PSU's web site on post-bac admission.

Am I ready to apply?

To be eligible for admission to the mechanical engineering degree program, each student must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Complete, with a minimum grade of C and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the following courses:
    • Ch 221, CH 227
    • ME 120, ME 121 and ME 122*, EAS 211, EAS 212, EAS 215
    • ECE 241
    • Mth 251, 252, 261, 254, 256
    • Ph 221, 222, 223, 214, 215, 216

    The preceding list  is a subset of the complete list of course requirements for admission which can be found here.  Students transfering from local community colleges can reference the list of equvilancies found here.

*As of Fall 2010 the Freshman sequence ME 120, ME 121 and ME 122 is equivalent to the combination of  EAS 101 and EAS 115. EAS 101 and EAS 115 will be accepted during the transition to the new curriculum.  Starting Fall term 2014 all freshman engineering credits must be taken as a block and completed at PSU or transferred in to PSU.  We are no longer accepting a combination of PSU and transfer credits to fulfill the freshman engineering requirement.  

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.33 in all engineering and computer science coursework. For transfer students, this includes engineering classes taken at other institutions.
  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits.

What if I have courses that fulfill requirements that I used to earn a previous degree?

Post-Bac students who completed coursework they would like the department to consider for their admission into the BSME program must send transcripts directly to the MME office.  When you apply to PSU the university will not automatically run a transfer analysis on your transcripts.  An audit of your transcript will not take place until it is requested by departmental staff.  If you completed any of the course work required for the BSME and applied it towards your first degree, or completed it at an insitution other then PSU it can be applied to the BSME program. Post-bac course plans are highly individualized.  Please contact the ME front office at info@me.pdx.edu or 503-725-4290 and schedule an appointment with an advisor to determine what coursework must be completed prior to admission into the BSME program.

Do I need to complete all of the requirements on the blue sheet?

No. Post-bac students do not need to complete general education requirements/university studies (FRINQ/SINQ/Junior Cluster) with the following exceptions:

  • WR 327 Technical Report Writing (unless taken as a part of a prior degree program).
  • EC 314U Public Private Investment
  • Capstone (ME 491-493)
  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits.

Freshman Engineering

Update to admission criteria for fall 2016

 

Starting in fall 2016 students seeking entry into the BSME program who do not take the freshman engineering courses ME 120, 121 and 122 at PSU will be required to complete a 4 credit bridge course focusing on programming, electronics, sensors and controls.  The bridge course will be offered during the summer and fall terms.  Admitted students who are not able to complete the bridge course over the summer term will be required to complete the course successfully by the end of the fall term as a condition of their admission into the upper division program.

 

When should I apply?

Students may submit their application during an academic term in which they are completing the preceding list of course requirements. For example, if you are taking EAS 215, Physics 223/216, and ME 241 during the Spring     quarter, and you have otherwise met all application requirements, you can (and should) apply during that Spring quarter. Applications will be rejected from students who either have not met the minimum admission requirements, or who are, at the time of application, not in the process of completing those admission requirements.

Application deadlines for admission to a degree program

For Fall Term: April 15
For Winter Term: November 15

How do I apply?

Complete our online application.  Applicants also need to send transcripts for all college/universities attended before their application can be evaluated.  If you need assistance, you can also send email to admissions@me.pdx.edu.