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Mechanical Engineering
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ME Plan (A-K) ME Flow Chart (A-K)
Mechanical Engineering
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Nuclear Engineering NucE Plan NucE Flow Chart
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Concurrent Majors

Students need 154 credits to complete concurrent major requirements. There are 23 additional credits beyond the mechanical engineering degree requirements to complete both majors—only five credits more than the 18 credits required to add a minor to any major program.

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

To pursue concurrent mechanical and nuclear engineering majors, students must first be admitted into the ME program and then add NucE as a second major. An application to pursue concurrent majors should be submitted to the department as early as possible—no later than before your fifth semester—in order to plan a program to complete both majors in four and a half years. You can get the application in the Undergraduate Programs Office or online.

Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering

To pursue concurrent mechanical and biomedical Engineering majors, you must first be admitted into the BME program and then add ME as a second major. An application to pursue concurrent majors should be submitted to the department as early as possible. Find out more about declaring BME as your first major by contacting BME Undergraduate Staff Assistant at bmemajor@engr.psu.edu or visit the Department of Biomedical Engineering website.

Minors

A minor consists of at least 18 credits that supplement a major. There are several engineering-related minors offered. Minors can also be obtained in programs in other Penn State academic colleges. Reference the Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin or the College of Engineering's website for more information.

 
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With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at me.psu.edu.

The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. A strong focus on experimental research distinguishes us from many other programs. Our actively growing program has 8 faculty members and almost 90 graduate students. In the Radiation Science and Engineering Center, nuclear engineering students can take advantage of the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the longest operating university research reactor in the country. Visit nuce.psu.edu for more information.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519