For more information about the Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering, contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
In support of broadening opportunities for engineering education for students throughout the state of Maryland, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland participates in a collaborative distance program with Frostburg State University as well as a combined distance/on-site program in Southern Maryland. These programs are designed for full-time, degree seeking students. More information on these programs is available below.
- Frostburg State University/UMD Collaborative Program
In the Frostburg UMD engineering collaborative program, students complete the first two years of math, physics, general education courses and basic engineering studies at Frostburg State University. After being admitted to the collaborative program with the Clark School of Engineering*, the junior and senior year curriculum is taken at FSU, either live or via ITV from the University of Maryland. Students completing the program receive a bachelor's of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. This program is EAC/ABET accredited. For more information on ABET accreditation, please visit www.abet.org.
Information for Prospective Applicants to the Frostburg Collaborative Program
- Southern Maryland Option (SMD-ME)
SMD-ME students and lab instructor
working on an air flow test.
This program is offered in conjunction with NAVAIR/ Patuxent River Naval Air Station Co-op Program, the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, and the College of Southern Maryland. In this program, students complete their first two years of math, physics, general education courses and basic engineering studies at another institution (usually the College of Southern Maryland.) Students then apply to the Co-op program at NAVAIR and for admission to the University of Maryland, Clark School of Engineering.* Upon acceptance in both programs, students take most classes in the junior/senior curriculum at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (either with a faculty member on site or through ITV from the College Park campus). Each semester, at least one class is taken on the UM campus. As part of their participation in the NAVAIR co-op program, students receive a stipend to support their studies, summer internships, and upon graduation they are expected to accept associated employment.
Are you applying for admission to the Clark School of Engineering with the intent to pursue the Southern Maryland Program? Please fill out this interest form to help us identify prospective applicants.
* Limited Enrollment Programs at the University of Maryland, including Mechanical Engineering have specific admissions criteria. For more information on Limited Enrollment Programs: www.lep.umd.edu.