The Undergraduate Program

The Bachelors of Science (B.S.) is the baseline degree that permits a graduate to practice the profession of Mechanical Engineering. Though professional licensure is available, it is not required. In most cases, an undergraduate (B.S.) degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university is sufficient.

The B.S. degree program in mechanical engineering is designed to take twelve semesters - or four years, each with three semesters per year (fall, spring, and summer). Built into this schedule are three co-ops, where students are placed in a paid, semester-long industry job. After the B.S. degree, many students continue for an additional year of graduate/professional education in the Master's of Engineering (M.Eng.) program. The B.S. degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Learn more about the J.B. Speed School of Engineering program accreditation.

In order to graduate on time, the M.E. Department has developed a course sequence template.  If followed, this template will enable a student to graduate in four years.  Other course sequences may also lead to an on-time graduate.  But this is the standard sequence of courses recommended by the department.  The curriculum map is another tool for visualizing the path to graduation.  It contains all of the same information as the template but shows it graphically and indicates prerequisites (or co-requisites) with arrows.

The B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Course Check Sheet

M.E. Undergraduate Courses