A minimum of 120 credits and completion of all degree requirements is required for a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. Effective Fall 2017, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has implemented the goldenrod plan. Please refer to our Course Maps page for information about this and our previous course plans. 121 - 125 is an average amount of credits needed to complete the requirements for Mechanical Engineering but may vary depending on general education course choices, applicable transfer courses, special programs, or other factors.

Overview by Requirements

Students in all majors are required to complete the University’s general education requirements (GER). While 40 credits of general education courses are required, some of these requirements will be met through the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. The following GER’s are not met through the ME curriculum and will need to be satisfied prior to graduation:

        • Fundamental Studies:
               ○  Academic Writing (ENGL101)
               ○  Oral Communication
        • Distributive Studies:
               ○ 2 History & Social Sciences
               ○ 2 Humanities
               ○ 1 Scholarship in Practice (2 Scholarship in Practice courses are required, but in most cases the ME curriculum satisfies 1 of these requirements)
        • 2 I-Series (these may overlap with Distributive Studies courses)
        • 2 Diversity (these may overlap with Distributive Studies courses)

CHEM 135 or CHEM 131 + 134 General Chemistry for Engineers
PHYS 161 General Physics: Mechanics and Particle Dynamics
PHYS 260/261 General Physics: Vibration, Waves, Heat, Elect. and Mag
PHYS 270/271 General Physics: Electrodynamics, Light, Relativity
MATH 140 Calculus I
MATH 141 Calculus II
MATH 241 Calculus III
MATH 246 Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers
ENES 100 Introduction to Engineering Design
ENES 102 Mechanics I
ENES 220 Mechanics II
ENES 221 Dynamics
ENES 232 Thermodynamics
ENGL 393 Technical Writing
ENME 202 Computing Fundamentals for Engineers
ENME 272 Introduction to CAD
ENME 331 Fluid Mechanics
ENME 332 Transfer Processes
ENME 350 Electronics & Instrumentation I
ENME 351 Electronics & Instrumentation II
ENME 361 Vibrations, Controls, & Optimization I
ENME 371 Product Engineering & Manufacturing
ENME 382 Engineering Materials & Manufacturing Processes
ENME 392 Statistical Methods for Product & Process Development
ENME 400 Machine Design
ENME 462 Vibrations, Controls, & Optimization II
ENME 472 Integrated Product & Process Development
ENME 4XX Technical Elective
ENME 4XX Technical Elective
ENME 4XX Technical Elective
ENME 4XX Technical Elective
ENME 4XX Technical Elective