- Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) degree*. This is the foundational degree, which permits a graduate to practice the profession of mechanical engineering. The U of L curriculum is designed to be completed in four academic years. This includes the three interspersed co-op experiences. The typical course template is available here. Also, curriculum maps (a graphic of the course sequences) are available for the freshmen/sophomore and junior/senior year. Prerequisites (or co-requisites) are shown with arrows.
- Master's of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree*. This is a one-year, professional degree that follows the B.S. degree. It involves coursework past the B.S. degree and either a structured research course or a thesis.
- Master's of Science (M.S.) degree. This is the traditional masters of science degree. This consists of coursework plus a masters level research project that forms the basis of the thesis.
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. This is the highest degree available and consists of coursework beyond the M.S./M.Eng. level and a substantive body of new and unique research, which constitutes the Ph.D. thesis.
*The Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) and the Master's of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. For more information about engineering accreditation, visit:
The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET is the nationally acknowledged engineering accreditation entity. It sets high educational quality standards that are recognized by industry and universities.