Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering (S.B.)

The degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering are included below.  For more information about the concentration and its relationship to the other electrical engineering options at SEAS, please visit the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Area homepage.

Concentration Requirements

The complete requirements for the Mechanical Engineering S.B. concentration can be found in the Harvard College Handbook for Students

Plan of Study Form

Plan of Study Form for the Mechanical Engineering S.B.

Advising Contacts

Joost Vlassak, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering

Christopher Lombardo, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

English Honors

Recommendations for English honors are decided individually by vote of the engineering faculty based on the student's academic accomplishments, superior performance in an ambitious set of courses, and scholarly achievement in their senior capstone design project. Ordinarily, the following criteria set the minimum qualifications necessary to be considered for an honors recommendation:

  • For Highest Honors: a concentration GPA in the top 5% and an outstanding capstone project
  • For High Honors: a concentration GPA in the top 20% and an excellent capstone project
  • For Honors: a concentration GPA in the top 50% and a capstone project worthy of merit

Thesis Information

In the S.B. degree programs, every student completes a design thesis as part of the required senior capstone design course (ES 100hf).

ABET Information

The Mechanical Engineering SB program will seek initial accreditation by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) in AY 2015-2016. More information can be found on the ABET Information page.