Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Studies

Accelerated 4 + 1 Program in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an Accelerated 4+1 Program that enables students to earn a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree as well as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in 5 years. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to enter this program. Honors students are strongly encouraged to participate. Students who are interested in this program may submit applications upon completing their first semester of the junior year but no later than the end of the junior year. This application policy also applies to transfer students who have equivalent junior status. Students in this program must take 500-level courses in year 4 while completing the bachelor's degree, and 500-level or 600-level courses in year 5 as graduate students. A total of 12 credit hours of 500-level coursework completed during undergraduate studies will be applied to both the bachelor's degree and the master's degree. To remain in the program, students must maintain a 3.00 or higher GPA.

To accumulate 12 credit hours of graduate coursework while an undergraduate, 4+1 students can substitute the following 500-level courses into their curriculum:

MCE 521 Applied Thermodynamics instead of MCE 421
MCE 541 Introduction to Linear Controls instead of MCE 441
MCE 5XX Technical Elective instead of MCE 4XX

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