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Academic Plans

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is dedicated to helping students navigate and enrich their academic experience. To achieve this goal students are responsible for developing and maintaining academic plans, which chart their progress from orientation until graduation. The templates provided are sample plans to assist you in creating your own academic plan and do not replace one-on-one advising. You can complete a comprehensive academic plan, including second majors or minors that you plan to pursue, by following the template and meeting with the undergraduate curriculum adviser. You are responsible for completing all college, university and major requirements on the academic plan and meeting annual benchmark deadlines which ensure that you remain on track for graduation.

NOTE: Starting during the 2022-23 academic year, slight changes to the curriculum will be made. These adjustment timelines are listed on the following ME plans. Please be aware of these changes and how they will be implemented.

Academic Plans and Flow Charts

Students who entered their major Fall 2019 and after

ME_BS Academic Plan
Curriculum Academic Plan ME Academic Chart
Mechanical Engineering
Last Name: A-K
ME Plan (A-K) ME Academic Chart (A-K)
Mechanical Engineering
Last Name: L-Z
ME Plan (L-Z) ME Academic Chart (L-Z)
Mechanical and
Biomedical Engineering
ME and BME Academic Plan ME and BME Flow Chart

Students interested in pursuing the ME_BS degree while completing med school requirements, please see the mechanical engineering curriculum with med school requirement guide.

Students who completed ME 348 before summer 2022 and are completing two 1-credit labs in the 2022-23 school year should use this combined plan

Students who declared the major in the summer of 2019 and before must complete the "Old Plan" for the ME_BS requirements.

If you have questions about which plan to follow, please contact your adviser.  



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University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519