Undergraduate advisers are available to meet with prospective and admitted students. For questions on admissions, degree requirements, course electives or options, registration or special projects, please see one of our two advisers, Lynn Girardeau or Kendra Burdett. You may contact them by email, phone or by scheduling an in-person or phone appointment online.
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.
The mechanical engineering option courses can either be individual electives or part of a formal degree option. The three available options are Biomechanics, Mechatronics, and Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering. These degree options have separate admissions processes from the ME major.
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.
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.
College of Engineering resources
The College of Engineering provides resources specific to engineering students wishing to study abroad, including a list of programs that offer credits towards your BSME degree. You can request an advising appointment for help planning your engineering study abroad experience with Mike Engh in the College of Engineering.
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.