Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement
Admission to the Program
First-year students who declare an interest in Mechanical Engineering at the time of the application are admitted to the university as Pre-Mechanical Engineering students. Full admission to the Mechanical Engineering, B.S. is granted upon completion of the gateway courses and upon previous transcript review (if applicable). Transfer students are reviewed for eligibility at the point of application. Those eligible are admitted to the major upon completion of Gateway courses and one semester at UMBC.
Qualified students may apply to an accelerated program, which allows them to share courses between a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. Students take graduate courses as undergraduate students and later apply those courses to master's degrees. An undergraduate may apply to participate in an accelerated program even if the desired graduate program is in a department other than the one in which the student is majoring. More information is available from the Accelerated Program page of the Graduate School website.