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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering graduates engineers who can apply fundamental principles of mechanical engineering with competence and sensitivity to the needs of society.


Mechanical engineering students using unnamed equipment

The strength of the program is its emphasis on hands-on experience through its base in the methodology of Design-Build-Test, where students can build and test their theoretical designs. Graduates are fully prepared to pursue work in industry, or to continue on for graduate education in engineering, business, and medicine. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and provides its graduates with a comprehensive engineering education.

Students follow a sequence of courses beginning with basic mathematics and science, followed by their application to courses in engineering science and engineering design. Relevant clusters of studies in the humanities and social sciences are included within the context of engineering education to create well-rounded graduates.

The department offers several tracks for students with different levels of preparation in mathematics and English. It may take some students five years to complete their degree.

For the latest information regarding curriculum and degree pathways, please see the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.

For admissions information, visit the UML admissions site:

In order to be admitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Lowell students (Undeclared Engineering and those in other majors/colleges) must meet the following requirements: 
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Have a minimum grade of B in MATH.1310 (Calculus I) and MATH.1320 (Calculus II) (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum grade of C in PHYS.1410 (Physics I) (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum grade of C in CHEM.1210 (Chemistry I) (or equivalent)
If you are interested in studying Math, Science or Engineering, it is strongly recommended that you take four years of Math and Science. 

Why Study Mechanical Engineering at UMass Lowell?

Student drawing in mechanical engineering lab

Graduate Degrees

Our graduate, certificate and doctoral programs will have you poised for a great career in mechanical engineering.


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UML’s Design-Build-Fly (DBF) Team in Tucson AZ

Co-op Program

The Co-op Program offers students the opportunity to apply their engineering knowledge.