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BS/MS (4+1) Program
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To apply, complete and submit the BS/MS (4+1) Application Form (PDF) to the ME Department. 

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B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering 

(SIMS Code: 447012)

Students must complete 160 units to be simultaneously awarded the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering. Students can apply for admission to the BS/MS (4 + 1) (B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering) degree program when they have successfully completed a minimum of 90 units or a maximum of 115 units. These units must count towards one or the other of the two SDSU degree programs (BS or MS) that will ultimately be awarded in the dual degree program. All students must have a satisfactory score [minimum of 308 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test] and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

To satisfy the requirements for the BS/MS 4 + 1 degree program (B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering), students must achieve at least a 3.0 average in the 30 units of courses used to satisfy the graduate program of study. Of the 30 units, a maximum of nine units may be in 500-numbered mechanical engineering electives and all other program requirements must be satisfied. Three 500-level courses may be used to fulfill the elective requirements for the 4+1 BS/MS degree program (B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering) at the same time as serving as prerequisite courses for graduate study. The BS/MS (4 + 1) degree program (B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering) allows students to use any three 500-level M E courses toward their graduate degree. Students in the BS/MS  (4 + 1) degree program (B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering) must follow the thesis option. Upon successful completion of the BS/MS (4 + 1) degree program, students will receive the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and M.S. degree in mechanical engineering.

 

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Bioengineering 

(SIMS Code: 447013)

Students must complete 160 units to be simultaneously awarded the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and the M.S. degree in bioengineering. Students can apply for admission to the BS/MS 4 + 1 degree program (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Bioengineering) when they have successfully completed a minimum of 90 units or a maximum of 115 units. These units must count towards one or the other of the two SDSU degree programs (BS or MS) that will ultimately be awarded in the dual degree program. All students must have a satisfactory score [minimum of 308 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test] and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

To satisfy the requirements for the BS/MS (4 + 1) degree program (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Bioengineering), students must achieve at least a 3.0 average in the 30 units of courses used to satisfy the graduate program of study. Of the 30 units, a maximum of nine units may be in 500-numbered mechanical engineering electives and all other program requirements must be satisfied. Three 500-level courses may be used to fulfill the elective requirements for the BS/MS

 (4 + 1) degree program at the same time as serving as prerequisite courses for graduate study. For the BS/MS (4 + 1) degree program (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Bioengineering), students must take M E  580 and 585 for the biomechanics specialization; M E 580, 540 or 543, and 585 for the biomaterials specialization. The bioinstrumentation specialization is not open to students in the BS/MS 4 + 1 degree program (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Bioengineering). Upon successful completion of the BS/MS 4 + 1 degree program, students will receive the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and M.S. degree in bioengineering.

BS/MS (4+1) Curriculum Guideline

The student’s program, prepared in conference with and approved by the graduate adviser, must satisfy the following requirements for graduation.

Twenty-one units of coursework:

- Twelve units in one area of specialization (designated as Group A, B, C, or D), with no more than six units of 500-level courses,
- Nine additional units of 500-, 600-, or 700-level courses (excluding M E 797, 798, 799A, 799B, 799C) selected in consultation with the graduate adviser,
- At least 15 units of coursework (excluding M E 797, 798, 799A, 799B, 799C) from mechanical engineering.
 
Nine additional units:

Thesis students: Six units of M E 797 and three units of 799A or 799B (thesis).

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, E-326

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-1323