Applicants may designate Mechanical Engineering as their intended major. However, students will be designated as Pre-Mechanical Engineering majors and are admitted to the Mechanical Engineering program only when they pass all three of the following Gateway courses: MATH152, ENES101 and ENME110 with a grade of “B” or better. 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 and Pre-Mechanical Engineering majors are permitted two attempts in courses required for the major. 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.