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Mechanical engineering affords a wide range of career paths in fields such as: aerospace, energy conversion, energy utilization, environmental design and management, chemical processing, electromechanical systems, controls, mechanical design, manufacturing, and materials.

The Bachelors 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 into the BSME upper-division program. 

Students admitted to the BSME upper-division program will placed on one of two course plans for their junior year. These two course plans are the ME 313 First Course Plan or the ME 320 First Course Plan. These course plans are designed to maintain a healthy class size and help make sure that seats are available for all newly-admitted students. All juniors will complete the same courses, just in a different order.

MECOP students are placed on the course plan that aligns with MECOP program requirements

By following the assigned course plan, a student is able to complete the BSME in four years. As a reminder, the department requires students to complete all highlighted classes with a grade of "C" or better prior to applying for admission to the upper-division program.

The prerequisite map shows relationships between required courses in the BSME program. The General Education requirements are not shown.

Our BSME program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone 410-347-7700. ABET is the national organization that sets standards for engineering education defined in terms of curricular content, quality of faculty, and adequacy of facilities.