Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Graduates from our program, within the first few years of their career, will either achieve professional employment in the broad field of mechanical engineering or related disciplines, or enroll in programs of advanced study in engineering, science and other professions, including business and law.

The curriculum has been designed to provide strong technical preparation in the broad field of mechanical engineering.

BSME Fact Sheet


Students enter the BSME program as sophomores from the Engineering Design Division, as junior transfers from other schools such as community colleges, or as internal transfers from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences. The BSME Curriculum is mapped out on the Watson Advising page. 

The program emphasizes the application of engineering fundamentals rather than specialization within areas of mechanical engineering. However, some specialization is permitted through elective courses. Care has been taken to ensure a balanced integration of theory, design and laboratory practice through the selection and sequencing of courses within the curriculum.

The primary goal is to prepare the mechanical engineering bachelor of science graduate for a creative, lifelong engineering career.

Combined degrees and minor programs are available.

Water Propelled Rocketry (above) was an independent study project funded by Binghamton University's student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers that spanned Spring and Fall 2020 semesters. The goal of this project was to design and launch a large-scale water bottle rocket to a height of over 200 feet and have an automatic parachute system provide safe landings. This multidisciplinary endeavor required us to create solid models in Creo Parametric, perform flight analysis in MATLAB, and program an Arduino microcontroller to control parachute functionality.

Suggested course sequence

Refer to the University Bulletin for the official requirements - Take note of all Pre- or Co-requisites

4+1 BS/MS Program

For students who excel in the mechanical engineering program, it's recommended that they enroll in the Mechanical Engineering 4+1 BS/MS Program to complete both their bachelor's and master's in just five years. 


Engineering Licensure

The bachelor of science programs in engineering are licensure qualifying programs. Students in a bachelor of science program in engineering who are within 20 credits of graduation or who have graduated from one of Binghamton University’s EAC/ABET-accredited bachelor of science programs in engineering are automatically eligible to sit for the NCEES FE exam (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Fundamentals of Engineering exam). Click here for exam pass rates.

Please note: Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of programs in Watson College, participate in certain activities or projects, and/or obtain professional engineering licenses. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact Watson College's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Dean's Office.