Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Admission Application – Fall

Thank you for your interest in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah!  The ME undergraduate program is rigorous and challenging, preparing graduates for a variety of rewarding and meaningful careers.  Success in the program requires that students are sufficiently prepared. Admission to the College of Engineering (for freshman admits) or to the Mechanical Engineering program (for all Summer and Fall 2017 transfer admits, and current U of U students) is required prior to taking any ME EN courses.

If Fall 2017 will be your first semester at the U of U and you have completed LESS than 30 college credits AFTER graduating from high school:

  1. Apply and be accepted for admission to the University of Utah
  2. Check your U of U admission packet to see if you were directly admitted to the College of Engineering.
    • If you were directly admitted to the College of engineering, you are already eligible to take first-year ME EN courses and do not need to complete this application.
    • If you were not directly admitted to the College of Engineering, this may be because
      • you did not select an Engineering major on your U of U application.  You should not complete this application form.  Instead, contact info@coe.utah.edu   to be considered for admission to the College of Engineering.
      • you do not currently meet the requirements or prerequisites for first-year Engineering courses (i.e. eligible to take Calculus I or higher).  You should not complete this application.  Instead, contact info@coe.utah.edu in the College of Engineering to discuss working towards admission to the College of Engineering.

If Summer or Fall 2017 will be your first semester at the U of U and you have completed MORE than 30 college credits AFTER graduating from high school:

  1. Apply and be accepted for admission to the University of Utah.
  2. If you will be entering the first year of the ME program, verify that you will be eligible to take MATH 1210/1310 (Calculus I) or higher in Fall 2016.
  3. Complete this application for admission to the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program.

If you are a current U of U student:

  1. Verify that you will be eligible to take MATH 1210/1310 (Calculus I) or higher in Fall 2016
  2. Complete this application for admission to the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program

 

Admission is based on a collection of factors that may include high school GPA, standardized test scores, English proficiency scores, AP credit, cumulative post-secondary GPA (including concurrent or dual-program credits), grades in post-secondary technical courses, and a personal statement. Placement into Math 1210/1310 (Calculus I) is required for acceptance.  While a specific post-secondary GPA will not guarantee admission to the program, in the absence of other information, transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered.

Email undergrad@mech.utah.edu with any questions.

Personal Information


Enter uNID as 8 digits with leading zeros (e.g., 00123456). You will have a uNID if you applied and were accepted to the University of Utah.
We will use this email address for all communication related to your application. Please check it regularly.

Answer These Questions First

Answering these questions first will customize the form for you so that you only have to provide the necessary information.

Note that instructions for each question can be found at the bottom of the question. Please follow the instructions carefully so that you are sure to provide all required information in a manner that will enable efficient processing of your application.

What year did you graduate from high school? For example, select 2016 if you graduated in June 2016. If graduating in June 2017, you do not need to fill out this application; please contact an advisor.
What semester did/will you first attend the University of Utah (NOT counting concurrent/dual-program credits)?
For what semester were you admitted to the University of Utah? If you have applied and been admitted to the University of Utah more than once, please indicate your most recent admission semester.
Report the TOTAL number of credits completed for a letter grade either at the University of Utah or other colleges/universities AFTER you graduated from high school.
  • This will be your total number of college credits minus concurrent or dual-enrollment credits.
  • DO NOT INCLUDE credits that are in progress.
Answer yes if you are on or requesting a visa.
Answer yes if you are on or requesting a visa.

Math Placement


MATH 1210/1310 or equivalent Calculus I course from another college or university; NOT AP Calculus taken in high school
Check ALL that apply to you. If you checked "None of the above apply to me," you must either:
1. Take the Accuplacer exam. You will need a College Level Math (CLM) score of 90 or greater before you can submit this application.
2. Take the prerequisites for MATH 1210/1310 (Calculus I) during the upcoming academic year and apply for admission to the Mechanical Engineering program when you are eligible to take Calculus.

Transcripts


Unweighted high school cumulative grade point average on 4.0 scale. Any discrepancy between your self-reported GPA and the GPA listed on your transcript may result in the Department of Mechanical Engineering rescinding your offer of admission to the undergraduate program.
ACT Math scores have a maximum of 36 points.
SAT Math scores have a maximum of 800 points
ACT Composite scores have a maximum of 36 points.
SAT Total scores (Math + Critical Reading or Math + Verbal) have a maximum of 1600 points.
Example: 82
Example: 6.5
How many colleges/universities have you attended?
  • INCLUDE concurrent/dual-program enrollment if applicable.
  • INCLUDE the University of Utah only if you have completed one or more semesters.
  • You will be required to upload unofficial transcripts for each college/university except the U of U.
  • We strongly prefer that you print your transcript to pdf. If you are unable to do this, please consider installing a free pdf printer (e.g., http://www.bullzip.com/).
School 1 is the school you are currently attending or that you most recently attended.
Please provide the name of the college/university.
Report your GPA for courses taken at School 1.
Hint: Look for Total Institution GPA near the bottom of your transcript.
Report your corresponding Credit Hours for School 1.
Hint: Look for Total Institution GPA Hours near the bottom of your transcript.

Upload a (1) complete and (2) updated unofficial transcript (pdf preferred).
  1. Complete = includes a semester-by-semester listing of the courses you took plus an institution summary (cumulative GPA and GPA hours)
  2. Updated = includes all semesters that you attended, including your current term enrollment (if any)
Please provide the the name of the college/university.
Report your GPA for courses taken at School 2.
Hint: Look for Total Institution GPA near the bottom of your transcript.
Report your corresponding Credit Hours for School 2.
Hint: Look for Total Institution GPA Hours near the bottom of your transcript. (Click here to add form description or instructions)

Upload a (1) complete and (2) updated unofficial transcript (pdf preferred).
  1. Complete = includes a semester-by-semester listing of the courses you took plus an institution summary (cumulative GPA and GPA hours)
  2. Updated = includes all semesters that you attended, including your current term enrollment (if any)
Please provide the the name of the college/university.
Report your GPA for courses taken at School 3.
Hint: Look for Total Institution GPA near the bottom of your transcript.
Report your corresponding Credit Hours for School 3.
Hint: Look for Total Institution GPA Hours near the bottom of your transcript.

Upload a (1) complete and (2) updated unofficial transcript (pdf preferred).
  1. Complete = includes a semester-by-semester listing of the courses you took plus an institution summary (cumulative GPA and GPA hours)
  2. Updated = includes all semesters that you attended, including your current term enrollment (if any)
Please provide the the name of the college/university.
Report your GPA for courses taken at School 4.
Hint: Look for Total Institution GPA near the bottom of your transcript.
Report your corresponding Credit Hours for School 4.
Hint: Look for Total Institution GPA Hours near the bottom of your transcript.

Upload a (1) complete and (2) updated unofficial transcript (pdf preferred).
  1. Complete = includes a semester-by-semester listing of the courses you took plus an institution summary (cumulative GPA and GPA hours)
  2. Updated = includes all semesters that you attended, including your current term enrollment (if any)
Please provide the the name of the college/university.
Report your GPA for courses taken at School 5.
Hint: Look for Total Institution GPA near the bottom of your transcript.
Report your corresponding Credit Hours for School 5.
Hint: Look for Total Institution GPA Hours near the bottom of your transcript.

Upload a (1) complete and (2) updated unofficial transcript (pdf preferred).
  1. Complete = includes a semester-by-semester listing of the courses you took plus an institution summary (cumulative GPA and GPA hours)
  2. Updated = includes all semesters that you attended, including your current term enrollment (if any)

Engineering Coursework

The engineering course numbers shown below are U of U course numbers. For help determining which courses directly articulate from other schools, see our articulation guide. If you are transferring from a school that is not on our articulation guide, you will need to upload a course syllabus for each Mechanical Engineering course you would like us to articulate (see below).

Place a check next to each of the engineering courses that you will take/are taking in Fall 2016.
Place a check next to each of the engineering courses that you passed with a C or better (C minimum grade required starting Fall 2016; C- accepted for courses taken prior to Fall 2016).
IMPORTANT: If the checked courses were not taken at the U of U, they must be listed on the unofficial transcripts that you uploaded above.
If you are transferring from a school that is not on our articulation guide, please attach a course syllabus for each Mechanical Engineering course you would like us to articulate.
NOTE: We can only articulate Mechanical Engineering courses (e.g., Math courses must be articulated by the Math department)

First Year Plan


Place a check next to each of the Mechanical Engineering courses that you plan to take at the University of Utah in Spring 2017. For an example schedule and information on prerequisites/co-requisites, please see the ME program flowchart.
Place a check next to each of the Mechanical Engineering courses that you plan to take at the University of Utah in Fall 2017. For an example schedule and information on prerequisites/co-requisites, please see the ME program flowchart.

Personal Statement


Tell us about yourself (max 1500 characters):
(1) Why do you want to major in Mechanical Engineering?
(2) What area(s) within Mechanical Engineering interest you the most?
(3) What are your career or academic plans after earning a Mechanical Engineering bachelor's degree?
(4) What activities, positions of leadership, and honors (may be from high school, college, work, etc.) have prepared you to be successful in the Mechanical Engineering program?
(5) What events or special circumstances have negatively impacted your academic record (if applicable)?
Note: If you have received a grade lower than C- in any college-level math, science or engineering course (even if you have retaken and passed the course), you must provide an explanation in order for your application to be considered.