Mechanical engineering

School of Engineering and Technology

One of the fundamental and most diverse engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering equips students to make a difference on the smallest microscale level, as well as in large, complex systems. Each day, mechanical engineering principles are used in the conception, design, development, and manufacture of almost every product or process known to humankind.

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Mechanical engineering

Major information

Mechanical engineering

Get admitted to the School of Engineering and Technology

Admission requirements
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Complete ENG-W 131
  • Be ready to go into MATH 16500 (complete prerequisites or place into via math placement test)
  • Be ready to go into CHEM-C 105 (complete prerequisites or determined by placement)
  • Complete 12 credit hours that count toward the engineering degree (ENG-W 131 counts toward the 12 credit hours)
Additional requirement

Students can certify from University College to the School of Engineering and Technology once they have achieved the requirements above, but to be fully admitted to certain majors, an additional requirement needs to be met as follows:

  • Mechanical engineering majors must have a C– or higher in all required freshman engineering courses.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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