The five-year BS/MS program leads to both the B.S. degree and the M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in five years. The program is intended for exceptional students who are admitted to the graduate program in their junior year. Students applying for this program must have a grade point average of at least 3.0. The two degrees are awarded simultaneously when the combined requirements have been met for both degrees.

  • Juniors who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA have the option to apply for admission to the 5-year BS-MS in Mechanical Engineering program.
  • Those who are accepted into this accelerated program must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for the final 31 credit hours.
  • Up to 6 credit hours of Technical electives earned during the fourth year can be counted toward the 30 credit hours required for the MS degree. 
  • Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours per semester in their fourth year.
  • Students can register for a maximum of 6 graduate credit hours in each semester of their fourth year.
  • If a student needs to withdraw from the BS/MS Mechanical Engineering program then all the requirements for the specific BS Concentration must be completed for graduation with the BS degree.

Admission Requirements

Juniors in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department of the University of Miami who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA may apply to the dual degree program.  

Curriculum Requirements

Engineering Courses
CAE 210Mechanics of Solids I3
ECE 205Principles of Electrical Engineering--I3
IEN 311Applied Probability and Statistics3
MAE 111Introduction to Engineering I3
MAE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
MAE 202Dynamics3
MAE 207Mechanics of Solids II3
MAE 241Measurements Laboratory3
MAE 301Engineering Materials Science3
MAE 302Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
MAE 303Thermodynamics3
MAE 309Fluid Mechanics3
MAE 310Heat Transfer3
MAE 341Mechanical Design I3
MAE 342Mechanical Design II3
MAE 351Mechanics Laboratory2
MAE 362Computer Analysis of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Problems3
MAE 404Experimental Engineering Laboratory2
MAE 412System Dynamics3
MAE 415Automatic Control3
MAE 440Introduction to Capstone Design3
MAE 441Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems3
MAE 601Methods of Engineering Analysis3
MAE 752Master's Capstone Project4
Technical Electives3
Graduate Level Courses24
Math and Science Courses
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 211Calculus III3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
CHM 151Chemistry for Engineers3
CHM 153Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers1
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours151

Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
MAE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
MAE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
MAE 207 Mechanics of Solids II 3
IEN 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
MAE 202 Dynamics 3
MAE 241 Measurements Laboratory 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
ECE 205 Principles of Electrical Engineering--I 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
MAE 302 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics 3
MAE 309 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 341 Mechanical Design I 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
 Credit Hours15
MAE 301 Engineering Materials Science 3
MAE 310 Heat Transfer 3
MAE 342 Mechanical Design II 3
MAE 351 Mechanics Laboratory 2
MAE 362 Computer Analysis of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Problems 3
MAE 440 Introduction to Capstone Design 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
MAE 404 Experimental Engineering Laboratory 2
MAE 412 System Dynamics 3
MAE 441 Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems 3
Technical Elective 2 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
Graduate Level Course 3 3
 Credit Hours17
MAE 415 Automatic Control 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 1 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
Graduate Level Course 3 3
 Credit Hours15
Fifth Year (Graduate)
MAE 601 Methods of Engineering Analysis 3
Graduate Level Course 3 3
Graduate Level Course 3 3
Graduate Level Course 3 3
 Credit Hours12
MAE 752 Master's Capstone Project 4
Graduate Level Course 3 3
Graduate Level Course 3 3
Graduate Level Course 3 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours151


The mission of the graduate program is to prepare students to become knowledgeable and skilled engineers and researchers with an understanding of the ethical and other professional aspects of mechanical engineering.


The goal of the 5-year BS/MS program in Mechanical Engineering is to prepare students for successful careers in the industry, academia, or government, or for further study in doctoral or other engineering-related programs. The educational objective of the program is to graduate engineers with advanced skills and knowledge in mechanical engineering and to train, motivate and inspire our graduates to become leaders in their fields

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate competence in the theoretical and practical knowledge of mechanical engineering.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate the results of their scientific research in writing and in oral presentations.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically in learning and/or research.