Mechanical Engineering Frostburg Collaborative Program


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering     

In collaboration with the University of Maryland College Park     

Earn a UMCP Mechanical Engineering degree from the FSU Campus

Spend four years taking in all that Frostburg State has to offer, and earn a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP). This collaborative program between two University System of Maryland schools brings abundant opportunities for Frostburg student life with high-quality upper-level engineering classes delivered via interactive video straight from College Park.

Enjoy Frostburg State University’s state-of-the-art lab facilities, small class sizes, and friendly atmosphere while earning a degree from the University of Maryland College Park, whose mechanical engineering program is ranked 16th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2017 Survey). The Mechanical Engineering Frostburg Collaborative program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

How It Works

First Half of the Program

During the first-year and sophomore years, you will be enrolled as a pre-engineering major at FSU. You will complete general education and engineering science courses taught by faculty onsite at FSU. FSU tuition rates apply during this time.

Second Half of the Program

After completing 45 credits of designated course work, you must apply for admission to UMCP’s Clark School of Engineering. After meeting UMCP’s admissions standards, you will be accepted into the second half of the program as an engineering major. UMCP’s tuition rates apply for this part of the program.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Frostburg Collaborative Program is to provide excellent undergraduate education in mechanical engineering; to establish close partnership with and provide technical knowledge to industry, government and local business; to contribute to economic development within the state of Maryland, specifically in the Western Maryland region; and to provide related services to the campus community and community at large.

  • Program Educational Objectives

    A few years from graduation, the graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Frostburg Collaborative Program will:

    1. Perform as valuable employees or professionals in their career paths centered on Mechanical Engineering skills.
    2. Apply their broader analytical skill set through finding innovative solutions to real-world problems and creating new knowledge, ideas, and products.
    3. Demonstrate professionalism and an ability to think globally through constructive teamwork, group problem solving, and effective communication with others not of an engineering background.
    4. Demonstrate ethical decision-making in their positions of responsibility and leadership.
    5. Engage in life-long learning by enhancing their technical knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues and taking advantage of professional development opportunities.
  • Program Outcomes

    The students of Mechanical Engineering Frostburg Collaborative Program will demonstrate the following throughout the curriculum

    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
  • Required Courses

    ENES 100: Introduction to Engineering Design
    Students work as teams to design and build a product using computer software for word-processing, spreadsheet, CAD, and communications skills. 3 credits.

    ENES 102: Statics
    Prerequisite: MATH 236.The equilibrium of stationary bodies under the influence of various kinds of forces. Forces, moments, couples, equilibrium, trusses, frames and machines, beams and friction. Vector and scalar methods are used to solve problems. 3 credits.

    ENES 220: Mechanics of Materials
    Prerequisites: ENES 102, MATH 237, PHYS 261. Stress and deformation of solids-rods, beams, shafts, columns, tanks, and other structural, machine and vehicle members. Topics include stress transformation using Mohr’s circle; shear and moment diagrams; derivation of elastic curves; and Euler’s buckling formula. 3 credits.

    ENES 221: Dynamics
    Prerequisites: PHYS 261, ENES 102, MATH237. Systems of heavy particles and rigid bodies at rest and in motion. Force-acceleration, work-energy and impulse-momentum relationships. Motion of one body relative to another in a plane and in space. 3 credits.

    ENME 232: Thermodynamics
    Prerequisites: PHYS 261 and 262. Introduction to thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties of matter. First and second law of thermodynamics, cycles, reactions, mixtures. Variable. 3 credits.

    ENME271: Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
    Prerequisites: PHYS 261, MATH 237. Develop the skills to generate readable, compact and verifiably correct scripts and functions in MATLAB and C++ to obtain numerical solutions to a wide range of engineering models and to display the results with fully annotated graphics. Learn structured programming. 3 credits.

    ENME 272: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
    Prerequisites: ENES 100, MATH 237. Fundamentals of CAD, using solid modeling packages (Pro/E, SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor). Two-and -dimensional drawing. Dimensioning and specifications. Introduction of CAD-based analysis tools. 2 credits.

    ENME 331: Fluid Mechanics
    Prerequisites: ENES221, ENME232 or 320. Principles of fluid mechanics. Mass, momentum and energy conservation. Hydrostatics. Control volume analysis. Internal and external flow. Boundary layers. Modern measurement techniques. Computer analysis. Laboratory experiments. 3 credits.

    ENME 332: Transfer Process
    Prerequisite: ENME 331. The principles of heat transfer. Conduction in solids. Convection. Radiation. Modern measurement techniques. Computer analysis. Laboratory experiments. 3 credits.

    ENME 350: Electronics and Instrumentation
    Co-requisite PHYS263. Prerequisites: PHYS262 and MATH 237. Modern instrumentation. Basic circuit design, standard microelectronic circuits. Digital data acquisition and control. Signal conditioning. Instrumentation interfacing. Designing and testing of analog circuits. Laboratory experiments. 3 credits.

    ENME 351: Electronics and Instrumentation II
    Prerequisites: ENME350 and PHYS263. Continuation of ENME 350. Modern instrumentation. Basic circuit design, standard microelectronic circuits. Digital data acquisition and control. Signal conditioning. Instrumentation interfacing. Designing and testing analog circuits. Laboratory experiments. 3 credits.

    ENME 361: Vibration, Controls, and Optimization I
    Prerequisites: ENES 220, ENES 221, ENME 271, and MATH 432. Fundamentals of vibration, controls, and optimization. Analysis and design in time, Laplace and frequency domains. Mathematical description of system response, system stability, control and optimization. Optimal design of mechanical systems. 3 credits.

    ENME 371: Product Engineering and Manufacturing
    Prerequisites: ENES221 and ENME392. Business aspects of engineering product development. Relationship of design and manufacturing. Product specification. Statistical process control. Design team development. The development process. 3 credits.

    ENME 382: Engineering, Materials, and Manufacturing Processes
    Prerequisite: ENES 220. Basic material structures and properties. Mechanical behavior of materials. Manufacturing processes theory. Materials processing. Quality assurance. Laboratory experiments. The development process. 3 credits.

    ENME 392: Statistical Methods for Product and Process Development
    Prerequisite: MATH 238. Integrated statistical methodology for the improvement of products and processes in terms of performance, quality, and cost. Designed experimentation. Statistical process control. Software application. Laboratory activities. The development process. 3 credits.

    ENME 400: Machine Design
    Prerequisites: ENME 361 and ENME 382. Calculate working stresses, stress concentration, and mechanical failure analysis under static and repeated loadings. Design of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, cams, and mechanisms. Kinematics of mechanisms. 3 credits.

    ENME 462: Vibration, Controls, and Optimization II
    Prerequisites: ENME 351 and ENME 361. Continuation of ENME 361. Fundamentals of vibration, controls, and optimization. Analysis and design in time, Laplace, and frequency domains. Mathematical descriptions of system response, system stability, control, and optimization. Optimal design of mechanical systems. 3 credits.

    ENME 472: Integrated Product and Process Development
    Prerequisite: ENME371. Integration of product development with the development process. Design strategies. Product architecture. Design for manufacturing. Selection of materials. Design for assembly. 3 credits.

  • Applying to the Program

    You can apply to the University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering in January of your sophomore year in the program. By June 1, you will learn of your acceptance into the Clark School program.

    You must complete all of the Gateway requirements to enroll in the program. See a full list of requirements at

    Students interested in applying to the program or getting more information about the transfer process, evaluation of credits or admission criteria, should contact A. James Clark School of Engineering Transfer Coordinator at

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Credits

    To be granted advanced placement credit for a course, you must meet UMCP’s minimum requirements . These differ from FSU’s standards. UMCP requires a higher score in a number of areas. Please consult the Engineering Coordinator to verify AP scores required to receive credit.

  • Tuition & Financial Aid
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    Frostburg State University tuition rates apply during the first half of the program.

    UMCP’s tuition rates apply for the second half of the program. You must reapply for financial aid and scholarships through UMCP for the second half of the program.

    Once you've applied for the second half of the program, you will no longer receive financial aid through FSU but will be eligible to apply for aid at College Park. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and enter UMCP’s school code (002103). If you have already filed a FAFSA, please update it with UMCP’s school code.

    • You may continue to receive private scholarships or MD prepaid tuition assistance and will need to forward that paperwork to our 3rd party billing office in August.

    UMCP will make every effort to notify you of your admission decision by the end of May so that you may apply for engineering scholarships by the May deadline, if you desire.

    Please submit your scholarship applications by the deadline, even if you have not heard from UMCP. The Scholarship Office is OK with you submitting applications before your admission is official. For scholarship opportunities, visit:

For more information about this collaborative program, view the UMCP website.



Career Outlook for Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical Engineers work in some of the most broad and varied fields in engineering, from auto research to robotics to biomedicine to the design and manufacturing of everyday machines, such as elevators and internal combustion engines. Mechanical engineers with experience in computational design and simulation are expected to be most in demand. For more information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mechanical Engineering.

Beyond the Classroom

In addition to coursework, you'll have a variety of ways to build your skill set and resume.

  • Gain real-world experience with opportunities like service learning, internships, summer employment and lab assistant work-studies.
  • Use cutting-edge engineering technology used in the additive manufacturing 3D print lab, robotics lab, materials testing lab, computational engineering workstations, and many other great resources.
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams to develop critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Meet your peers in the student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and take part in fun projects and outreach outside of class.



Contact Admissions

  • Shannon Hayes Buenaflor, Ph.D.
    Program Director, Transfer Student Advising and Admissions
    Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support
    A. James Clark School of Engineering
  • 1131S Glenn L. Martin Hall
    4298 Campus Drive
    College Park, MD 20742
  • Transfer Admission
    Online Advising Options

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