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Academic Plans

The department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering is dedicated to helping students navigate and enrich their academic experience. To achieve this goal students are responsible for developing and maintaining academic plans, which chart their progress from orientation until graduation. The templates provided are sample plans to assist you in creating your own academic plan and do not replace one-on-one advising. You can complete a comprehensive academic plan, including second majors or minors that you plan to pursue, by following the template and meeting with the undergraduate curriculum adviser. You are responsible for completing all college, university and major requirements on the academic plan and meeting annual benchmark deadlines which ensure that you remain on track for graduation.

Academic Plans and Flow Charts
Curriculum Academic Plan Flow Chart
Mechanical Engineering
Last Name: A-K
ME Plan (A-K) ME Flow Chart (A-K)
Mechanical Engineering
Last Name: L-Z
ME Plan (L-Z) ME Flow Chart (L-Z)
Nuclear Engineering NucE Plan NucE Flow Chart
Mechanical and
Nuclear (9 Semesters)
MNE 9 Semester Plan MNE 9 Semester Flow Chart
Mechanical and
Biomedical Engineering
ME and BME Academic Plan ME and BME Flow Chart


The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519