Engineering Student Services Team
Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, manufacture, and test tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices. Mechanical engineering is a versatile and interdisciplinary field that includes everything from design at the molecular level to system integration of large-scale manufacturing machinery. As a student, you can find more information below that pertains directly to your major.
For additional information on assigned Faculty Advisors please see the bottom of the ME Undergraduate Information Page.
It is important to declare your concentration to ensure your Degree Progress Report and Academic Progress Level is up to date for registration.
Please note: a change of concentration will appear on your transcript, so it is important you are confident with your decision.
In order to declare your concentration, follow the procedure below:
As curriculum changes between different catalog years, you may question what courses automatically transfer between catalogs. The following changes below apply to ME majors only and a petition will not be required.
ME 229 (2 units)
ME 428 (2 units) + ME 429 (2 units) + ME 430 (2 units)
OR ME 428 (3 units) + ME 429 ( 2 units) + ME 471 "Senior Project Design III" (1 unit)
3.5 excess units from a CHEM 124 equivalent course +
0.5 excess unit from a PHYS 131 or 141 or 132 or 133 equivalent course
ME Proposed Course Offerings
Department flowcharts provide an example of an academic plan. The flowcharts serve as a guide for planning purposes.
Curriculum sheets provide an outline of all the requirements needed to complete a degree.