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The Mechanical Engineering (ME) program at Idaho State University (ISU) provides students with a broad engineering education leading to an ABET-accredited baccalaureate degree (BSME). Graduates are prepared for challenging careers in a variety of specialties including: energy systems, aerospace, robotics, mechatronics, automotive, manufacturing, as well as entry into graduate programs. Dedicated professors provides individual attention and undergraduate research experiences.

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Program Requirements

New and transfer students first meet with the Chair of the ME department to review necessary documents and begin development of a plan of study for the program. The Chair will then assign the student to a ME faculty academic advisor.

Students schedule appointments with their faculty academic advisor during pre-registration each semester to review their progress and plan the next semester's courses. The student should come prepared with a list of courses he or she would like to take in the following semester.

Students, after meeting with their advisor and receiving approval of their schedule, may register on-line via the Bengal Web.

Advising Form


Four year plan of study

View Fall 2022 4 yr plan of study

        Fall 2019 4 yr plan of study

        Fall 2022 4 Year Plan of Study



Course Outcomes and Objectives

Credit Limit Overload application


ME Electives

Here are the lists of ME Electives effective Fall 2022 for Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.


Graduation Checklist

See "Degree Works" through BengalWeb to view a degree audit of your program.


 Senior Design Application

You are eligible for the senior design sequence if you are in your final two or three semesters prior to graduation. An approved application is required to be able to register.  Applications are due by the end of April each year. Once all applications have been reviewed, you will be notified by email as to the registration approval/denial. Please make sure you submit a completed application with all of the required documents to avoid any delays.

Senior Design Application



The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Mechanical Engineering (ME) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives

Five years after they graduate, our Mechanical Engineering graduates demonstrate:

  1. Professional and Social Responsibility - demonstrate professionalism and ownership of their work, and be an active and positive influence in their community.
  2. Professional Leadership - balance the relationship between business and engineering and interface with multidisciplinary teams to achieve the combined objective.
  3. Career Development and Professional Growth - pursue life-long learning, professional affiliations, and increasing responsibility in the workplace.

Student Outcomes


  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.



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Undergrad Enrollment

BS Degrees Awarded