Academic Standards

Academic Standards for Undergraduates in Mechanical Engineering

A student in the Sibley School must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours throughout each term other than the last one. Good Standing: To be in good standing each term, an undergraduate mechanical engineering student must: a)pass at least 12 credit hours each term; b) have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 each term; c) have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0; and d) make satisfactory progress toward the requirements for graduation. Any student not in Good Standing is subject to review by the Academic Standards Committee. Possible actions include Warning, Required Leave of Absence for a period specified by the Faculty; and Required Withdrawal.

To graduate in Mechanical Engineering

A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is required to remain in good academic standing and to graduate from the B.S. M.E. program. A grade of C- or better is required for all Math, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, and Engineering courses used to satisfy the B.S. M.E. requirements except, MAE 3780 (or ENGRD 2100 or PHYS 3360, if taken), PHYS 2214, MAE 4272, MAE 4291, and MAE 4300; those courses require a passing grade of D- or better. Courses in which students fail to earn a required minimum passing grade must be re-taken.

Mechanical Engineering Major Required Courses

A grade of C- or better is required in ENGRD 2020, ENGRD/MAE 2210,MAE 2030, 2250, 3230, 3240, and 3260, and 3270.

Mechanical Engineering Major Program Electives

A passing grade is required for: (Senior) Design Elective, Math Elective, Technical Elective, Major-Approved Elective I, II and III, and any additional Major-Approved Electives, if needed to meet the 9-credit minimum of 3000+ MAE elective courses.

note: the S/U option is allowed only for Liberal Studies Distribution and Advisor-Approved Elective courses. Exception: If one course is only offered as S/U, the S/U option may be applied towards an additional course during the same term. Consult the Engineering Handbook for additional S/U policies.