Applicants may designate Mechanical Engineering as their intended major. However, students are admitted to the Mechanical Engineering program only when they pass all four of the following Gateway courses: MATH152, ENES101 and ENME110 with a grade of “B” or better and CHEM101, with a grade of “C” or better. Students are permitted to retake two of the gateway courses one time to earn the required grade. Enrolling in a gateway course at UMBC or another institution is considered an attempt. Students are not allowed to take any 300-level or 400-level Mechanical Engineering courses until the gateway requirements are fulfilled.
Mechanical Engineering majors are permitted two attempts in courses required for the major, with the exception of the Gateway courses in which only two courses may be taken for a second time. They are considered registered for a course if they are enrolled after the end of the schedule adjustment period. A course in which the student receives a grade of “W” (Withdraw) is counted as an attempt. Please note that you will not be permitted a third attempt in required courses taken at UMBC or another institution. Students who have more than two attempts in any course required to progress in the major will not be permitted to major in Mechanical Engineering. This policy is applicable to transfer students.