Undergraduate Program

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.


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▼   Requirements for a Degree

The undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering requires the completion of 126 credits. Mechanical engineering students are required to take the Mechanical Engineering discipline specific Fundamentals of Engineering examination of Alabama or another state prior to graduation. All electives must be approved by the student’s advisor.

Bachelor's of Science Mechanical Engineering (ME) Curriculum--University Bulletin

Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Chart 2020-2021 (PDF)

▼   Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) Program

The ABM program allows full-time undergraduate students in Junior or Senior year at USA, who have both an engineering and institutional GPA of 3.4 or better at USA, to earn MSME degrees at an accelerated pace. Students registered for the ABM program may use up to six credit hours of graduate course work towards both the BSME and MSME degrees. This means that after earning the BSME degree the course load for the MSME degree is reduced by six credit hours. More information is available here.

▼   Advising

Advising Form (PDF) (current students only)

ME students select their advising appointments using Navigate South. You should also receive an email from your department or advisor with further instructions on how to make an appointment. Advising takes place the two weeks before the first day of registering.

Virginia Carithers
(251) 460-6168

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