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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building 42, Suite 213
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
phone 202.274.5126 |  202.274.6232 | | image UDC ME

Located in the heart of the nation’s capitol, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) offers one of the few and longest-standing ABET accredited Mechanical Engineering (ME) bachelor’s of science (BS) programs in the DC region.

Programs and Concentrations

A number of new faculty have joined the ME program at UDC to strengthen its core curriculum and foster new initiatives. The ME faculty at UDC are actively engaged in the innovative research in the areas of:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Renewable energy
  • Biomedical engineering

Our ME faculty also have strong collaborations with neighboring federal laboratories, industry, and other universities.

The program emphasizes hands-on learning and excellence in design.  During first and second years, focus is placed on strengthening your math, science, and developing your basic engineering skills.  In third and fourth year, focus is placed on core ME courses and technical electives.


Your 128-credit-hour program consists of:

Basic Science and Mathematics33
General Education Courses 25
General Engineering13
Mechanical Engineering Core48
Technical electives 9

Sample Courses Offered:

  •   Fluid Mechanics
  •   Energy Systems and Renewable Energy
  •   Materials Science
  •   Machine Design
  •   Mechatronics
  •   Design of Control Systems
  •   Senior Design Capstone Project