The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program at the University of Maryland is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The 120-125-credit degree program is designed to give graduates the breadth and depth of knowledge they need to work in the fields of mechanical engineering and to continue learning throughout their careers. 


The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


  1. Graduates will provide value in their chosen career path, whether for mastery of the disciplines central to mechanical engineering or for the broader analytical skills, critical thinking, innovation and/or creative abilities provided by their engineering education.
  2. Graduates will utilize skills in teamwork, leadership, and communication gained in their program of study, and act in a professional and ethical manner in the area in which they apply their degree.
  3. Graduates will show a commitment to on-going professional development, whether through graduate study, research programs, training courses, or leadership opportunities thereby adapting to an evolving, competitive global work environment.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is using the following ABET learning outcomes. 

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

(e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) An ability to communicate effectively

(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

The current overall undergraduate enrollment in Mechanical Engineering is 1,113 students distributed over all four years of study (as of Spring 2019), making up 27% of the Clark School of Engineering undergraduate student body. 

In the 2018-2019 academic year, the Mechanical Engineering program awarded 350 Bachelor of Science degrees.