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Undergraduate Program - Undergraduate Program Electives

Of the ten electives required in the program one must be a basic science elective, one must be an engineering science elective, two must be mechanical engineering design electives, and six must be from the Human Values and Social Context area of the University General Education Requirements.

1. A list of courses qualifying for the basic science elective (4 credit hours) is also available in the Mechanical Engineering Office.

2. A list of mechanical engineering courses qualifying for engineering science credit ( 3 credit hours) is also available in the Mechanical Engineering Office. 400 level (and higher) engineering science courses offered by other engineering programs may, with approval of the student’s academic advisor, satisfy the engineering science elective requirement.

3. A list of approved mechanical engineering courses qualifying for design credit (6 credit hours) is also available in the Mechanical Engineering Office.

4. Students are required to complete six courses (18 credit hours) in the General Education Requirement area of Human Values and Social Context. Also, at least 3 credits must be from each of the five Human Values and Social Context categories: western cultural tradition; social context and institutions; cultural diversity and international perspectives; population and environment; and, artistic and creative expression.

5. Students are required to take a course or a series of courses placing substantial emphasis on discussion of ethical issues. This requirement is normally satisfied by proper choices within the 18 credit hours required in the Human Values and Social Context area.

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Mechanical Engineering
5711 Boardman Hall, Room 219
Orono, ME 04469-5711
Phone: (207) 581-2120 | Fax: (207) 581-2379E-mail: karen.fogarty@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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