Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

In collaboration with UMCP


Prepare for the innovative world of engineering using a truly modern medium!

Spend four years taking in all that Frostburg State has to offer, and earn a Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Maryland College Park. What’s not to love? This collaborative program between two University System of Maryland schools brings you the abundant opportunities of Frostburg student life with high-quality upper-level engineering classes delivered via interactive video straight from College Park. Take advantage of FSU’s lower tuition for the first two years, UMCP’s advanced engineering courses the final two years and Frostburg’s welcoming community your entire college career! This modern, thorough and unique degree program is sure to make you stand out from the crowd and help you start your future in engineering.

  • Enjoy Frostburg State University’s state-of-the-art lab facilities, small class sizes, and personable 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).
  • Enroll in a program that, unique as it is, is certified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), a recognition many employers look for.

Engineering Highlights

  • Round out your degree program with experiential work opportunities like service learning, internships, summer employment and lab assistant work-studies.
  • Use cutting-edge engineering technology housed in Compton Science Center, home to the Physics and Engineering department, where you can find the robotics lab, nanotechnology lab, additive manufacturing lab, fluid mechanics lab, and a variety of other great resources.
  • Meet your peers in the student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and participate in fun projects and outreach outside of class.
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams with students from other departments to develop your critical thinking and communication skills.

About Our Engineering Faculty:

  • Learn one-on-one with your professors in small classes that give you an abundance of resources and guidance. All courses in the department are taught by doctoral faculty rather than taught partially by teaching assistants, a common practice at many other schools.
  • Explore your interest in engineering with teachers who are involved all around campus, giving you access to unique experiential learning.
  • Meet engineering faculty who hail from all over the globe.

Sample FSU Engineering Courses:

Mechanics of Materials – 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.

Dynamics – 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.

Fluid Mechanics – 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.

Product Engineering and Manufacturing – Business aspects of engineering product development. Relationship of design and manufacturing. Product specification. Statistical process control. Design team development. The development process.

Find out more about Frostburg State University’s Mechanical Engineering program

Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes


Career Outlook for Engineers

Mechanical engineers design, build, test and improve a huge variety of commonplace devices, from elevators and freezers to generators and hybrid cars. Having such widely applicable skills means that mechanical engineers can expect to find work in many fields, boosting their chances of employment. Familiarity with new software and design technology is extremely appealing to potential employers, so engineers who recently completed a degree may have a slight edge over engineers less familiar with innovations in the field. Engineers who have completed an ABET-accredited program, like Frostburg’s, stand a better chance of finding employment. For more information, visit

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