Jan 23, 2021
This major is built off of an articulation agreement, a specialized agreement between a four-year university, in this case, Eastern Michigan University, and a community college. Faculty from both schools collaborated to design an agreement that facilitates the smooth transfer of course credit from a two-year associate’s degree program to a four-year bachelor’s degree program.
This agreement is effective Fall 2018 - Summer 2021. Students have until Summer 2026 to graduate from Eastern Michigan University using this agreement.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) program at Eastern Michigan University is dedicated to preparing students for productive careers in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on design and materials.
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Students will take courses that involve engineering materials, solid mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and manufacturing processes to evaluate and synthesize mechanical and thermal systems. Laboratory experiments and the use of computer aided engineering tools will be integrated into the program. Students will also study engineering design theories and will acquire numerous engineering design experiences.
The mechanical engineering curriculum will culminate with a capstone design project experience. The capstone design project experience will require students to draw from their previously acquired knowledge in mathematics and the engineering sciences to solve engineering design problems supplied by external customers. Students that complete EMU’s Mechanical Engineering program will be prepared to help solve tomorrow’s engineering problems.
A student’s eligibility to graduate from this major is determined by the following
- Apply and be granted admission to Eastern Michigan University (emich.edu/admissions).
- Apply and be granted admission to their major (See Program Admission for specific information).
- A completed associate degree, certificate, or adequate coursework. Students eligible to follow an articulation agreement, typically transfer in 64 credit hours to EMU. Eligible students who transferred in less than 64 credit hours, had unique circumstances and were granted permission to follow the articulation agreement by the Director of Community College Relations (emich.edu/ccr).
Interested students should meet with their community college advisor for information on following the articulation agreement before transferring to EMU. After transferring to EMU, a student must consult with the Community College Relations Office to confirm eligibility.
To be considered for admission students must meet the following requirements
- A minimum EMU cumulative GPA of 2.7. (If a student has not yet established an EMU GPA, a combined GPA of 2.7 from all transfer institutions will be accepted)
- Completion of PHY 223 (or satisfy with PHYS 231 Engineering Physics I @ HFC) with a grade of C or higher
- Completion of MATH 120 (or satisfy with MATH 180 Calculus I @ HFC) and MATH 121 (or satisfy with MATH 183 Calculus II @ HFC (5 hrs)), with a grade of C or higher
Students who wish to be admitted must do the following
- Complete all requirements listed above.
- Submit an online application (http://emich.tfaforms.net/217811) by January 1st, May 1st, or August 1st.
- Attend a mandatory meeting a Mechanical Engineering faculty member or CET Staff Advisor. (Student will be contacted to schedule appointment after the receipt of their application)
Decision Notification Process
Students will be notified by letter after a decision is made. This notification will be made no later than the start of the semester following the application.
General Education Requirements:
A student with a Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement on their transcript only needs to complete the General Education Application Requirements of
To use MTA, a student must have an official community college transcript, with the “MTA Satisfied” endorsement sent to EMU’s Admissions Office. The MTA may be completed after admission to EMU, however, students should inform their advisor or they may be advised to complete additional courses for the general education program.
Students who do not have “MTA Satisfied” on their community college transcript, will be required to satisfy EMU’s general education requirements as applied to transfer students. For specific General Education requirements, click here or print a General Education Worksheet .
Major Requirements: 85-87 hours
All requirements must be met, as listed below.
Math and Science Requirements: 32 hours
Foundational Requirements: 9 hours
Technical Requirements: 44-46 hours
This major does not require a minor.
Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above. If sufficient credits hours are not transferred in, additional EMU credits must be completed to reach the minimum of 124 credit hours required to graduate.
Critical Graduation Information
This articulation agreement provides the following exceptions:
- The requirement that students “earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university” is waived.
- ME 100 may be substituted with ET 100 , satisfied by ENGR 130 - Introduction to Engineering @ HFC
Students are required to satisfy all requirements listed below, not waived or modified above
The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.
- Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
- Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
- Complete a Writing Intensive (GEWI) Course in your major.
- Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
- Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
- Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
- Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
- Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
- Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
- Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
- Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; individual departments/schools conduct the internal review of such courses within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education section of the catalog.
Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.