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Use the four-year academic pathways for each UMBC major/program listed below as a resource for major exploration and development of an individualized degree plan.

Please note that these academic pathways are sample pathways. Students, in consultation with their academic advisor, will create an individualized degree plan, reflecting their academic preparation, interests and goals. Students are strongly encouraged to develop an individualized degree plan by no later than 45 credits earned and to update the plan regularly, in consultation with an academic advisor.

For complete information on degree requirements, reference the Undergraduate Course Catalog (catalog.umbc.edu).

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Mechanical Engineering - B.S.

Degree Requirements
Total Academic Credits:
127
Major Credits:
102
Min. Upper-Level Credits:
45
Min. Cumulative GPA:
2.0
§ indicates Benchmark requirements
‡ indicates Gateway courses
Curriculum Notes
  • This sample plan assumes no AP/IB/CLEP or transfer credit, foreign language proficiency up to the 201 level and a math placement level of MATH 151
  • All students must complete a credit-bearing English and Mathematics course in the first year of study
  • Gateway Course Information: advising.coeit.umbc.edu/gateway-information/meng-gateway
Year One
Fall Semester Credits
CHEM 101 Princ. of Chemistry I (S non-lab GEP; grade of C or better required) § ‡ 4
MATH 151 Calc. & Analytic Geom. (MATH GEP) 4
ENES 101/101Y/101H Intro. to Engineering (grade of B or better required) § ‡ 3
ENGL GEP 3
AH GEP 3
Total 17
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 (grade of B or better required) § ‡ 4
ENME 110 Statics (grade of B or better required) § ‡ 3
Total 17
Year Two
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
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
Year Three
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
SS GEP 3
Total 16
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
Total 16
Year Four
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
AH GEP 3
SS GEP 3
Total 17
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
Total 14
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