Academic Advising & Degree Planning

Fall 2020 Advisors
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Once you are admitted into the Department of Mechanical Engineering, your advising home is ME 1120, the Mechanical Engineering Student Services Office. You must meet with a ME faculty advisor at least once per academic year. All appointments are scheduled online. The faculty advisors look forward to helping you achieve your academic and career goals.


For students starting their freshman year BEFORE June 2018 OR entering ME BEFORE December 31, 2019:

ME Curriculum Flowchart

ME Tech Elective Program

ME Tech Elective Program Form — PDF or Google Form


For students starting their freshman year AFTER June 2018 OR entering ME AFTER January 1, 2020:

ME Curriculum Flowchart

ME Elective Program

ME Elective Program Form — PDF or Google Form

ME Writing Program

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to ensuring that every one of its graduates is a competent writer. Good writing is critical to mechanical engineering and is highly valued by employers and graduate school research advisors. The ME Writing Program focuses on key characteristics of engineering writing, fostering the writing abilities that every engineer should have, and emphasizing how writing is infused throughout the mechanical engineering curriculum. 

ME Writing Program Overview

The department has developed a series of writing style guides, used in our undergraduate courses, that cover the most important forms of writing used by engineers. We suggest that you make use of these style guides for your writing assignments. 

Writing Problem Sets 

Writing Lab Reports

Writing Design Reports


For more information about the ME Writing Program, please contact Professor Will Durfee (wkdurfee@umn.edu).

ME Honors Program

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Honors Program is a part of, and affiliated with, the University Honors Program (UHP). The Department of Mechanical Engineering Faculty Honors Representative provides discipline-specific advice about fulfilling the requirements for graduation with Latin honors to students majoring in mechanical engineering.

Information about the University Honors Program and requirements for graduation with Latin honors is available at the UHP website.

A complete description of requirements for graduation with Latin honors is provided by the University Honors Program.

The Honors Thesis is described in the Honors Thesis Guide.