Program Overview

Launching Fall 2022

UMBC’s B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an ABET accredited program, helps students become leaders in the mechanical engineering field serving, industry, research laboratories and academia. Graduates can help contribute to a large and growing workforce in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan region as demand increases. Students will address crucial issues in the industry including computational design and simulation to meet the needs of important organizations and companies in the area. After transferring to the ME program at UMBC, students can complete upper level courses in solid mechanics, thermo- and fluid-dynamics, design and automation, bio systems, and more. Lab and elective courses allow students to test these principles and apply them in projects that involve design challenges from the material processing, energy conversion and aerospace industries, among others.

Montgomery County is home to large employers of mechanical engineers, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Institutes for Health, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, and many more. The median starting salary for an ME graduate is over $70-75k. Learn more about the ABET Accreditation here.

UMBC has celebrated being considered both a best undergraduate teaching school and a most innovative school by US News and World Report. We welcome you to join our highly diverse student body.