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Prospective Undergraduate Students

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program is a 2+2 program. Students spend their first two years taking lower-division courses in math, science, and engineering. At the end of their sophomore year, students apply for admission to the BSME upper-division program. Once admitted, BSME students are able to complete their upper-division coursework, which includes electives that allow them to customize their specialty within mechanical engineering. For more details on curriculum, please see BSME Degree Requirements & Course Plans.

Students pursuing the BSME program are exposed to a variety of opportunities that are designed to help them be successful within an advanced degree program and/or industry once they graduate, such as undergraduate research, internships, and accelerated master's degree program. For more details, please see Why BSME?


Mechanical & Materials Engineering is a multi-faceted program offering a strong educational experience steeped in a variety of research areas, which includes additive manufacturing, controls, electronic packaging, indoor air quality, materials testing, mechatronics, mechanical design, microfluidics, microgravity fluid management, nanofabrication and synthesis, and wind energy, among others. Located in Portland, Oregon, the MME Department benefits from strong ties to local industries, as well as international partnerships.

Students are able to take advantage of these benefits through undergraduate researchMECOP, EWXBachelor's + Master's Pathway, and senior capstone.


The Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) is a highly competitive five-year undergraduate program that includes two six-month paid internships. This hands-on experience allows students to immediately apply what they are learning in class to give them a competitive edge when they graduate. MECOP students are often sought after by the companies with which they interned during the program, and are able to be immediate contributors in the workplace.

EWX Internship Program

The Engineering Work Experience (EWX) Internship Program is a highly competitive internship opportunity available for BSME-admitted juniors.  Candidates will be mentored and coached to prepare for the interview process, and have the opportunity to specify company preferences.

Bachelor's + Master's Pathway

The Bachelor's + Master's Pathway Program allows currently admitted BSME students to get a head-start on their master's degree. Students admitted into the Pathway Program are able to take up to 16 credit hours of 500 level course work as an undergraduate, at an undergraduate tuition rate*, and apply the credits to their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Admitted Pathway students have the potential to start their graduate program with 16 credits already completed.


The MME Capstone Experience is like a first engineering job.  Capstone projects involve design, fabrication, testing and reporting on a device that meets the needs of a sponsor.  Along the way, students also learn about teamwork, project management and effective communication.  

At the end of Spring term, capstone teams make a final presentation and demonstrate their prototypes in a design fair. We encourage sponsors to attend the design fair and bring their colleagues.