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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 preregistration 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

Please click here to see the  4 year Plan of Study



Course Outcomes and Objectives

Credit Limit Overload application


ME Electives

Here are the lists of ME Electives 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 reigstration 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. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, interdisciplinary science, and engineering.
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively.
  8. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engine in life-long learning.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Student data

Academic YearUndergrad EnrollmentBS Degrees Awarded