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MME Courses

Students should become familiar with the PSU Schedule, where class schedules for upcoming terms are posted. Students can also find information about which terms classes are scheduled to be offered for the coming academic year on the PSU Course Projection Guide (CPG).

If students would like to arrange an internship for credit, they must complete the ME 404/504 Co-op Packet prior to registering for ME 404/504 credits.  The MME Department accepts the following By Arrangement credits: 

  • ME/MSE 401/501:  Research (ME 501 credits are reserved for students pursuing the Project Track)
  • ME/MSE 404/504:  Cooperative/Internship
  • ME/MSE 405/505/605:  Reading and Conference
  • ME/MSE 406/506:  Project (ME 506 credits are reserved for students pursuing the Coursework-Only Track)
  • ME/MSE 503/603:  Thesis/Dissertation

Students registering for ME/MSE 503 credits must use the title "Thesis".  Students registering for ME 603 credits must use the title "Dissertation". Students registering for any other credit must use a title that reflects the project or course they are completing.

Students can register for these credits through the eBy-Arrangement (eBA) Dashboardprior to the start of term.  The total number of credits are determined by the faculty advisor, and all credits must be graded with the exception to ME 503/603.  These credits are graded at the time of Thesis/Dissertation Defense.

Please note: By Arrangement credits can not be used for courses that are in the Bulletin.

Not sure when to register? Use the PSU Academic Calendar which details important dates for each term, including course add and drop deadlines, final exams week, and more!  Transfer students can check course equivalencies for classes taken at local institutions through the Transferology course equivalency database. 


MME Attendance Policy

Students registered for any class taught by the MME Department must attend the first class session during week one.  If prior written permission is not granted by the instructor to miss the first class, students can be administratively removed.

Waitlist Policy

Registering for the waitlist and attending class is critical: Demand for many ME classes is high; classes fill quickly. In most cases, students are admitted to the class from the waitlist in the order in which they registered, if space is available. Students must attend the first week of class to be eligible for open seats. 

How to Register for the Waitlist:

If registering for a class with a lab, please note that waitlists are placed on the lecture only. Students offered a seat in the course will need to register for the open lab section.

  • Go to the Register for Classes page under the Student Services tab in your Banweb
  • Choose the correct term
  • First, attempt to add the course. You will receive a message indicating the course is full. In the registration pane, select "Wait List WEB" and click on Submit to be added to the waitlist. 
    • If the course is full and a waitlist is available, the Status box will indicate how many students are already waitlisted.

Automated Waitlist Process

If a seat becomes available, students will be notified by email. Students will have 24 hours from the time this email is generated to register for the reserved seat. Instructions on how to add a course from the waitlist when a seat becomes available will be contained in the notification email.

Once 24 hours have elapsed, students will automatically be dropped from the waitlist. It is possible to re-register for the waitlist. 

For more information, please see the Waitlist FAQs.

Manual Waitlist Process

Once the term has started the waitlist is managed by the Department.  MME staff will notify students using their PSU email account that a spot has opened up in that class.  Students on the waitlist who do not attend the first day of class will not be eligible to register for the class if a seat becomes available.