The degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical 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.
The complete requirements for the Mechanical Engineering S.B. concentration can be found in the Harvard College Handbook for Students
Plan of Study Form
Joost Vlassak, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering
Christopher Lombardo, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering
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
In the S.B. degree programs, every student completes a design thesis as part of the required senior capstone design course (ES 100hf).
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.