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Mechanical Engineering BS - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Mechanical Engineering BS Program

Academic Requirements

Students seeking an undergraduate degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes). To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy

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Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Transfer students who have completed an engineering science program at a community college or the first three years of a 3+2 program at a four-year college can typically expect to enter the third year of an engineering program at the University at Buffalo. Graduates of technology programs receive limited transfer credit and can expect three to four years of study at the university to complete the requirements.

Residency Requirement

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo.

Prerequisite Courses

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Science admissions policies listed above.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 199 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EAS 360 STEM Communications
EAS 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors or EE 202 Circuit Analysis
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice
MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms
MAE 334 MAE Laboratory
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MAE 336 Heat Transfer
MAE 338 MAE Laboratory II
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems
MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment
MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory
MAE 451 Design Process and Methods
MAE 494 Design Project
MTH 141 Calculus 1
MTH 142 Calculus 2
MTH 241 Calculus 3
MTH 306 Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics 1
PHY 108 General Physics 2/PHY 158 Physics 2 Lab
One applied math elective
Three MAE technical electives
Two courses from either Professional Practice Track or Science and Math Track

**A maximum of 6 total credits are permitted from all of the courses EAS 496, MAE 496, MAE 498, and MAE 499 combined.

Electives and Course Groupings

Students will elect to take either the Professional Practice track or the Science and Mathematics track; mixing of tracks is not permitted. The Professional Practice track has a series of courses drawn from different departments across the university and stresses disciplines such as professional communication, economics and business, the environment, and similar. Some courses may require force registration through the department offering the course. Please contact that department directly. The Science and Mathematics track increases the exposure of the student to these areas over and above the usual requirements for the BSME degree, and may be useful for students who are considering Graduate Studies (MS, PhD).

MAE Technical Electives (TEs)

Any 300/400 level 3-credit course in MAE that is not a required course qualifies as an MAE technical elective. Any exemption from this three-course requirement must be approved in advance by the director of undergraduate studies. Any course that substantially duplicates the material presented in another course that is being counted toward the degree cannot be used to satisfy the TE requirement.

Applied Math Elective

**cannot take both under any circumstances

Professional Practice Track

Science and Mathematics Track

**cannot take both under any circumstances

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Mechanical Engineering BS degree
Credits Required for Major111
Additional Credits Required for UB CurriculumĀ  17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 128

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Nov 03, 2020 08:42:21