For more information on the admission process, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Applications may be submitted via the Common Application.
Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
800 21st Street NW, Suite 100
Washington DC 20052
Contact for questions:
gwadm@gwu.edu or 202-994-6040

Recommended program of study

First semester
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I 1
or CHEM 1113 General Chemistry for Engineers
MAE 1001Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I 1
SEAS 1001Engineering Orientation
UW 1020University Writing
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 2
Second semester
MAE 1004Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics
MAE 1117Introduction to Engineering Computations
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II 1
MATH 2184Linear Algebra I
PHYS 1021University Physics I 1
Third semester
APSC 2057Analytical Mechanics I
APSC 2113Engineering Analysis I
MAE 2117Engineering Computations
MATH 2233Multivariable Calculus 1
PHYS 1022University Physics II 1
Fourth semester
APSC 2058Analytical Mechanics II
CE 2220Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids
ECE 2110Circuit Theory
MAE 2131Thermodynamics
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 2
Fifth semester
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
MAE 3126Fluid Mechanics I
MAE 3127Fluid Mechanics Lab
MAE 3166WMaterials Science and Engineering
MAE 3191Mechanical Design of Machine Elements
MAE 3192Manufacturing Processes and Systems
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 2
Sixth semester
MAE 3120Methods of Engineering Experimentation
MAE 3134Linear System Dynamics
MAE 3167WMechanics of Materials Lab
MAE 3187Heat Transfer
MAE 3193Mechanical Systems Design
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 2
Seventh semester
MAE 4149Thermal Systems Design
MAE 4151Capstone Design Project I
MAE 4182Electromechanical Control System Design
Technical elective
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 2
Eighth semester
MAE 4152WCapstone Design Project II
Technical elective 3
Technical elective
Technical elective
Humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 2

1Course satisfies the University General Education Requirement in quantitative reasoning, scientific reasoning, and written communication. 

2To satisfy the SEAS Humanities, Social Science, and Non-Technical Elective Requirement, all mechanical engineering students must take one humanities course and two social sciences courses from University General Education Requirement; PHIL 2135, and two additional humanities or social science or non-technical courses from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering's preapproved list of electives. All courses selected to satisfy this requirement must be at least 3 credits. Note that students in the patent law concentration must take MAE 2170 in lieu of one of the additional humanities or social science or non-technical course.

3All technical electives must be approved by the undergraduate advisor. On a case-by-case basis, technical electives may be chosen from other departments if approved by both the undergraduate advisor and the department chair.

Technical electives are selected from MAE courses in the 3000, 4000, and 6000 ranges, excluding the following:
MAE 3171Patent Law for Engineers
MAE 4172Engineering Design and the Patent System
MAE 6298Research
MAE 6998
MAE 6999
MS Thesis Research
and MS Thesis Research

Visit the program website for additional information.