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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UofL offers four degree programs.  These include
  • 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.

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