Accelerated Master's Program

A document containing information for students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in mechanical engineering while they finish up their bachelor’s degree. Students must have 75 credits towards their bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering completed, possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, and be admitted into the professional program in mechanical engineering. 

Admission and Retention Policy

The Mechanical Engineering Department faculty have understood the need for maintaining a standard that enables students to be competitive in their coursework. The department has maintained a policy of minimum academic stands for many years. This policy will continue to be enforced.

Auxiliary Enterprises Space Use Agreement

Students who intend to work out in our Auxiliary Enterprises shop space as part of a senior design group or for student organization activity, are required to complete a series of safety trainings along with this form. Additional information can be found in the ME Office.

Co-Op/Internship as a Technical Elective

A handout to help facilitate the requirements and process for using a Co-op/Internship as a Technical Elective. Please review carefully.

Curriculum Card

A four-year plan of the degree requirements to earn a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering. This document is useful as a guide to reference while navigating through the program. Variations of this curriculum can differ from year-to-year and student-to-student depending on individual circumstances; therefore, this document should not be used as one's official list of requirements. Your advising file contains your specific curriculum requirements.

Curriculum Flowchart

A Mechanical Engineering course plan listing the sequence in which courses should be taken. There is some mobility for certain courses to be advanced or delayed, but required courses are held to their prerequisite order.

Engineering GPA Calculation

The professional program engineering GPA calculation worksheet is a list of courses which must be completed before being fully accepted into the program. The upper division courses are restricted to students who have been admitted. A 2.7 engineering grade point average and a C or higher in all courses are also application requirements.

Faculty & Staff Handout

A document containing contact information and photographs for the Mechanical Engineering Faculty and Staff.

Lab Access Request

Required to formally request lab access to research labs in Dolve Hall and the departmental shop space in Auxiliary Enterprises. A series of safety trainings are required as well as advisor request and approval. Please review the requirements indicated on the form carefully before submitting the request. Incomplete requests will not be processed.

Petition for Professional Program

Students currently unable to enter the ME Basic Program, due to the NDSU cumulative GPA standard of 2.7, may petition the Mechanical Engineering Department for direct admission to the ME Professional Program under the following criteria: (A) Complete and Submit this form, (B) Must have a minimum Engineering GPA of 2.7 and a Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, (C) Must be currently enrolled in or have completed all fundamental Basic Program Courses, (D) No grade less than "C" in any fundamental Basic Program Course.

ME Pre-Order Form

All individuals (students/faculty/staff) purchasing items through the Mechanical Engineering Department MUST have this form on file before doing so. You may also need to check in the ME Office for specifics about ordering with certain companies. If ordering for a Senior Design project, a yellow budget form is also required. Without this form and a budget on file, you do not have proper authorization to purchase items for any project.

Proposal Approval Page

Used for the Graduate Program.

Reimbursement Form - Supplies

In order to be reimbursed for expenses not charged directly to the Mechanical Engineering Department, a reimbursement form can be filed. You will be reimbursed ONLY if this form is completed and approved PRIOR to purchases. NDSU does not pay sales tax, therefore, this may not be reimbursed. An ORIGINAL receipt must also accompany this form.

Reimbursement Form - Travel

In order to be reimbursed for approved travel expenses not charged directly to the Mechanical Engineering Department, a travel reimbursement form can be filed. ORIGINAL ITEMIZED receipts must also accompany this form for all items needing reimbursement, and credit card/bank statements may be needed as supporting documentation.

Standard/Safe Operating Procedure (SOP)

The goal of the Standard/Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) is to help the experimenter identify and understand the hazards involved in performing their experiment or using a particular piece of equipment.  It also serves as a training device so that new users may quickly come up to speed on how the equipment/experiment is used and the hazards related to it.

Technical Elective Course Offering Grid

Mechanical Engineering Students are required to choose 5 technical electives. Additional courses will be offered as they are developed by the faculty. This handout is meant only to serve as a guide, and is not necessarily comprehensive. Check with the department for current course offerings and changes.

Time Sheet First Half of Month

Students working in the Mechanical Engineering Department may print a time sheet for the first half of the month (1 - 15) using the link below. The time sheet is due in the ME Office within a few days after the 15th and needs to be signed by both you and your supervisor.

Time Sheet Second Half of Month

Students working in the Mechanical Engineering Department may print a time sheet for the second half of the month (16 - 31) using the link below. The time sheet is due in the ME Office within a few days after the end of the month and needs to be signed by both you and your supervisor.

Time Tracker for Graduate Assistants
Graduate Assistant Use Only - Time Tracking Tool
Trial Card

A trial card is used as an aid for planning a class schedule. A signed trial card is needed for students going on co-op/internship.

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