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Mechanical Engineering BS - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 09.10 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, CIP: 14.1901 Mechanical Engineering)

Academic Opportunities

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students have numerous opportunities to participate in research, experiential learning programs, student clubs and organizations, and extracurricular activities that complement and enhance their educational experience.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering also offers a Double Major BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Please see the course flowsheet for the Aerospace Engineering BS or Mechanical Engineering BS which contain a note on the double major at the bottom, and contact an academic advisor for more information.

Experiential Learning

SEAS Experiential Learning Programs (ELP) help students gain engineering experience that complements the classroom. A major focus is hands-on projects sourced from industry and the community, and self-defined projects. The ELP continuum includes 4 major elements: Tinkering, Intramurals, Internships/Co-Ops and Senior Design.

Students should participate in work experience classes and research opportunities. Independent study, internships, and co-op experiences are available. Students can obtain internships and job experiences through UB's Career Services. The Experiential Learning Network (ELN) is a clearing house for undergraduate research opportunities.

As part of their undergraduate education, students are encouraged to participate in work experience classes and research opportunities. Independent study, internships, and co-op experiences are all available in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Undergraduate research experiences are available for course credit (Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity or Independent Study) or as an assistant in the research laboratory.

Study Abroad

Engineering today is a global profession. Students can pursue educational opportunities in other countries while maintaining their course of study and timeline to graduation. A summer Engineering Study Abroad Program provides students with the opportunity to travel with a UB faculty member to Troyes, France. UB is also a member of Global E, an exchange program for engineering students. All programs are run by UB Study Abroad Programs.

Extracurricular Activities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is home to more than thirty engineering clubs and organizations. These clubs focus on many different facets of the engineering field and allow students to gain hands-on experience of the material they learn in the classroom. In addition to networking with professors and professionals, engineering clubs actively carry out research projects, compete in competitions throughout the nation, and participate in community events. Most notably, the engineering clubs participate in the National Engineers Week in February of each year, where each club competes in events such as a paper bridge competition, rocket launches, Battle Bots and more. Student club members also attend both regional and national conferences.

Honors and Awards

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students regularly receive accolades for their research activities, participation in national competitions, design projects, internships and more. They participate in the Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi honor societies, and are frequent recipients of nationally-competitive scholarships and awards.

View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Honors and Awards

 
Published: Nov 03, 2020 08:42:21