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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, MI,
The mechanical engineering field is one of the oldest of the several engineering fields. It is also one of the broadest in scope, for it is not identified with nor restricted to any particular technology (like nuclear engineering), nor to any particular vehicle (like land-based automobiles), nor to any particular device or particular system.


The undergraduate program in mechanical engineering provides first a strong foundation in all of the basic ingredients of engineering: the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, a comprehensive socio-economic-cultural background, the behavioral sciences, and finally the basic engineering sciences that begin the development of problem-solving skills.

The program provides for the detailed study of several advanced topics, including fluid machinery, heat transfer, manufacturing processes, vibration theory, stress analysis, metallurgy, electrical science, and control systems.

The greatest strength of the undergraduate program is the project-oriented design work that requires the student to organize thinking of the multitude of factors on which every design is based - performance, efficiency, esthetics, cost, reliability, safety, reparability, etc. - and to reach sound conclusions that the student must be prepared to defend and implement. This is the art of engineering, and its study permeates the courses and laboratories of the upper-level instruction in this field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are accepted until the first day of class each semester. To receive full consideration for various freshman scholarships, apply by December 15. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Finite Element Method wth Appl
  • Computational Thermo-Fluids
  • Mech Vibration & Noise Control
  • Sustainable Energy & Environ
  • Intro Sust Energy Systems
  • Manufacturing Processes II
  • Manufacturing Poly Comp Matl
  • Guided Study in Mech Eng
  • Internal Combustion Engines I
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Eng Economy and Dec Anlys
  • Biomaterial Tissue Engrg
  • Transport in Biosystems
  • Biomechanics II
  • Bioprocessing

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Freshmen who have attended secondary school abroad are expected to meet the same general admissions requirements as U.S. students.  

Academic performance in high school

  • Successful completion of secondary school program before enrollment at UM-Dearborn
  • Solid preparation in the traditional academic college-preparatory subjects is required (English, math, science, social studies), by pursuing a general academic (non-vocational) program of study - see specific requirements by country
  • Trend of grades and mix of academic courses will be considered

SAT and/or ACT test scores

  • The highest composite test score is used in the Admission decision

Language proficiency test (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    105 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 105 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


UM-Dearborn offers many sources of funding each year to assist students with their academic and living expenses.  There are countless funding resources available from outside the university.  Students are encouraged to actively research all applicable scholarship opportunities. 

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