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Academic planning is essential to student academic success and to timely degree completion. To guide students academic planning, sample four-year academic pathways have been developed for each degree program (major) at UMBC. Students are strongly encouraged, in consultation with their academic advisor, to use the four-year academic pathway as a guide in developing an individualized degree plan based on student's academic preparation, interests and goals.

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Mechanical Engineering - B.S.

Year 1

Fall Semester Credits
CHEM 101* Princ. of Chemistry I (S non-lab GEP) ‡ 4
MATH 151 Calc. & Analytic Geom. (MATH GEP) 4
ENES 101/101Y/101H* Intro. to Engineering ‡ 3
ENGL GEP 3
AH GEP 3
Total 17
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
CHEM 102* Princ. of Chem. II (S non-lab GEP) 4
CHEM 102L* Intro. Chemistry Lab I (Lab GEP) 2
PHYS 121* Introductory Physics I 4
MATH 152* Calculus & Analytic Geometry ‡ 4
ENME 110* Statics ‡ 3
Total 17
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 2

Fall Semester Credits
ENME 220 Mechanics of Materials 3
STAT 355 Intro. to Probability & Statistics for Scientists & Engineers 4
MATH 251* Multivariable Calculus 4
PHYS 122* Introductory Physics II 4
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
ENME 221 Dynamics 3
MATH 225* Introduction to Differential Equations 3
ENME 204 Intro. to Engineering Design with CAD 3
ENME 217 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
PHIL 251 Ethical Issues in Sci. & Engr. (AH GEP) 3
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 3

Fall Semester Credits
CMPE 306 Introductory Circuit Theory 4
ENME 320 Fluid Mechanics 3
ENME 303 Topics in Engineering Mathematics 3
ENME 301 The Structure & Properties of Engineering Materials 3
AH GEP 3
Total 16
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
ENME 304 Machine Design 3
ENME 321 Transfer Processes 3
ENME 360* Vibrations 3
ENME 332L Solid Mechanics & Materials Laboratory (WI) 3
Foreign Language 201 4
Physical Education 1.5
Total 17.5
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 4

Fall Semester Credits
ENME 403 Automatic Controls 3
ENME 432L Fluids/Energy Laboratory 2
ENME 4XX Technical Elective 3
Science/Technical Elective (major requirement) 3
SS GEP 3
SS GEP 3
Total 17
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
ENME 482L Vibrations/Controls Laboratory 2
ENME 444 Mechanical Engr. Systems Design 3
ENME 4XX Design Elective 3
SS GEP 3
C GEP 3
Physical Education 1.5
Total 15.5
Benchmark Requirements

None Required