Prospective Undergraduate Students

Open Houses/Department Visits:

For prospective students and students who have been admitted to UMBC as either freshmen or transfer students, and are considering Mechanical Engineering as a possible major, we’re happy to meet with you to talk about the program and show you around our instructional labs.  If you are interested in such a visit, reach out to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for more information

Mechanical Engineering Department Open Houses (group visits) are typically hosted in October and April.  Check back to this page for specific dates and registration information.

Recent comment from an Open House: “After participating in this tour and information session, how could we choose any other school to attend? Thank you to all the professors and staff members who sat with us today. I’ll see you in the fall!”

Take a virtual college tour:

The College Tour is a TV series streaming on Amazon Prime by Emmy-nominated and award-winning TV producers. They visited UMBC in Fall 2021 to film 20 students who shared their stories about what it’s really like to be a Retriever. It provides an inside look into our campus without having to travel. It’s a whole new way of visiting colleges! Watch UMBC Segments and Featured Students.

Additional course offerings at UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove!

The Mechanical Engineering department is pleased to announce course offerings at UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove! 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.

UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove is located in Rockville, MD in the heart of Montgomery County. With seven undergraduate and six graduate programs available, it offers the academic reputation of UMBC in a convenient location with easy access to the government agencies, contractors and major healthcare organizations that call the area home.

More information here.


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