Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.


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Offered by Mechanical Engineering .

University Requirements


Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • 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.

Additional information for incoming first year students and information for transfer students is available on the COEIT advising website.

Major Requirements


  • Minimum 99 credits. Students complete the Mechanical Engineering, B.S. in 127 credits.
  • Minimum grade of 'C' in courses applied to the major except where otherwise indicated.
  • Mechanical Engineering  does not support third time repeat petitions for the purpose of continuing in the major. More information about the repeat policy is available on the Academic Policies page.

Course Requirements


Mechanical Engineering Gateway (14 credits)


Complete the following courses. Students may repeat up to two courses one time to earn the required grade.

Science/Technical Elective (3-4 credits)


Complete one course from the following. An additional course from the design or technical electives may also be used to fulfill this requirement.

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Programs


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.

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