Planning & Advising
Mechanical Engineering Advising
Currently enrolled Harvard College students are encouraged to explore their potential interests in Mechanical Engineering by meeting with Christopher Lombardo (Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering).
After entering the concentration, all ME students are assigned two formal advisers to support the development of their academic and professional goals: a Concentration Adviser (Christopher Lombardo, ADUS in ME) and a Faculty Adviser (a professor from the ME Board of Advisers).
Sample 2Year Schedule for Mechanical Engineering if starting in Math Ma
Fall 1^{st} Year Math Ma  Intro to Functions and Calculus I CS 50  Intro to Computer Science

Spring 1^{st} Year Math Mb  Intro to Functions and Calculus II ES 51  Computer Aided Machine Design *PS 12a  Physics: Mechanics 
Fall 2^{nd} Year Math 1b  Calculus, Series, & Diff Equations *PS 12b  Physics: Electromagnetism LPS A  Foundational Chem & Bio (for S.B. students) 
Spring 2^{nd} Year Math 21a – Multivariable Calculus *PS 11  Modern Chemistry (for S.B. students) ES 52  The Joy of Electronics Sophomore Forum (noncredit) 
*Students starting in Math Ma/1a who are less comfortable with mathematics can take PS 11 (Modern Chemistry) (for S.B. students) in Spring 1st year, AP 50a or Physics 15a (both courses cover Physics: Mechanics) in Fall 2nd year, and AP 50b or Physics 15b (both courses cover Physics: Electromagnetism) in Spring 2nd year.
Sample 2Year Schedule for Mechanical Engineering if starting in Math 1a
Fall 1^{st} Year MATH 1a  Intro to Calculus CS 50  Intro to Computer Science

Spring 1^{st} Year MATH 1b  Calculus, Series, & Diff Eq ES 51  Computer Aided Machine Design *PS 12a  Physics: Mechanics 
Fall 2^{nd} Year AM 21a  Math Methods In Sciences *PS 12b  Physics: Electromagnetism ES 52  The Joy of Electronics

Spring 2^{nd} Year AM 21b  Math Methods In Sciences *PS 11  Modern Chemistry (for S.B. students) ES 120  Mechanics of Solids Sophomore Forum (noncredit) 
Sample 2Year Schedule for Mechanical Engineering if starting in Applied Math 21a
Fall 1^{st} Year AM 21a  Math Methods In Sciences CS 50  Intro to Computer Science

Spring 1^{st} Year AM 21b  Math Methods In Sciences ES 51  Computer Aided Machine Design PS 12a  Physics: Mechanics 
Fall 2^{nd} Year PS 12b  Physics: Electromagnetism ES 52  The Joy of Electronics Probability & Statistics (for S.B. students) 
Spring 2^{nd} Year ES 120  Mechanics of Solids Applied Math Elective (for S.B. students) PS 11  Modern Chemistry (for S.B. students) Sophomore Forum (noncredit) 
Note about ES 51: Students who are comfortable with high school calculus and physics are welcome to take ES 51 in the fall of freshman year; students can also wait to take ES 51 in the fall of sophomore year.
Note about gateway courses: Students interested in the Mechanical Engineering S.B. degree should carefully consider their selection of a gateway course. ES 6, ES 50, and ES 53 will count as the only engineering elective for the Mechanical Engineering S.B. degree (whereas ES 51 and ES 52 are required for the degree).