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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.

In the summer of 2019, the Faculty Senate approved curriculum changes for the College of Engineering's mechanical engineering program. These changes were needed to stay current with the educational and technological demands of the field.

  • Students who declared the major in the summer of 2019 and before must complete the "Old Plan" for the ME_BS requirements.
  • Students entering the mechanical engineering major in the fall 2019 semester and later will follow the "New Plan".

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

Summary of the new ME program.

Academic Plans and Flow Charts

Old Plan – Students who entered the major in Summer 2019 or earlier

Old Plan – Students who entered the major in Summer 2019 or earlier
Curriculum Academic Plan Flow Chart
Mechanical Engineering
Last Name: A-K
ME Plan (A-K) ME Flow Chart (A-K)
Mechanical Engineering
Last Name: L-Z
ME Plan (L-Z) ME Flow Chart (L-Z)
Mechanical and
Biomedical Engineering
ME and BME Academic Plan ME and BME Flow Chart

New Plan – Students who entered their major Fall 2019 and after

New Plan – Sutdents who entered their major Fall 2019 and after
Curriculum Academic Plan Flow Chart
Mechanical Engineering
Last Name: A-K
ME Plan (A-K) ME Flow Chart (A-K)
Mechanical Engineering
Last Name: L-Z
ME Plan (L-Z) ME Flow Chart (L-Z) - coming soon
 
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About

With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students, the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering embraces a culture that welcomes individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. Our faculty and students are innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at me.psu.edu.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519