Undergraduate students


The undergraduate adviser, Lynn Girardeau, is here to help with any questions you have about degree requirement and procedures, course electives and options, and special projects or extracurricular organizations.

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Degree requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree consists of 180 credits. BSME students complete distribution requirements and engineering fundamentals outside the department, in addition to core mechanical engineering courses and mechanical engineering option courses. These requirements can be satisfied a number of ways, and the sample schedules detail two examples.

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Degree options

The mechanical engineering option courses can either be individual electives or part of a formal degree option. The two available options are Mechatronics and Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering. These degree options have separate admissions processes from the ME major.

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Senior design projects

All BSME students complete a senior design project. Students can select a project topic based on their interests. These projects range from competition-based projects like EcoCAR to industry-sponsored projects such as Engineering Innovation in Health.

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Graduation procedures

Students should apply for graduation two quarters before they wish to graduate. This allows you to register with Graduating Senior Priority during your final two quarters of classes.

Graduation procedures »

Alumni mentors

If you are a current ME student interested in learning about life after graduation, consider connecting with an alumni mentor via the College of Engineering Mentor Program. Alumni mentors are College of Engineering graduates who are ready to answer your questions about their field and provide insight into what day-to-day work is like as an engineer out in industry or academia. Note that a NetID login is required to view the list of mentors.

Find a mentor