Post Baccalaureate Mechanical Engineering Programs

Last Updated on June 18, 2024 by Team College Learners

Finding a post baccalaureate mechanical engineering program can be challenging. With so many options available for students looking to earn their Masters in Mechanical Engineering, it is important to do your research and find the best program for you.

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PostbacCAS™ for Students

Earning a postbaccalaureate degree prepares graduates for further education, often in medical school. PostbacCAS offers one system through which applicants can research and apply to multiple postbaccalaureate programs.

Created by Liaison International, PostbacCAS is the first and only Centralized Application Service (CAS™) for postbaccalaureate programs. It provides a single, global network for applicants to search schools and find the one that best fits their educational needs. The system offers applicants guidance throughout the process as well as 24/7 access to real-time application updates.

Mechanical Engineering, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

University System of Maryland

12 credits required 

All Graduate Certificate in Engineering Programs consist of 4 courses/12 credits. All students are expected to complete a preliminary course plan for their intended degree program. Degree planning worksheets can be found here:

Select 4 courses in either the Energy & Environment or General Mechanical track:12
Energy and The Environment:
ENME647Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer
ENPM621Heat Pump and Refrigeration Systems Design Analysis
ENPM622Energy Conversion I – Stationary Power
ENPM623Engineering Combustion Emissions for Air Pollution Control
ENPM625Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning of Buildings
ENPM626Waste and Biomass Energy Conversion
ENPM627Environmental Risk Analysis
ENPM651Heat Transfer for Modern Application
ENPM654Energy Systems Management
ENPM656Energy Conversion II — Mobile Power
ENPM635Thermal Systems Design Analysis
ENME635Energy Systems Analysis
ENPM624Renewable Energy Applications
ENME701Sustainable Energy Conversion and the Environment
General Mechanical Engineering:
ENME600Engineering Design Methods
ENME605Advanced Systems Control
ENME607Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management
ENME610Engineering Optimization
ENME631Advanced Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer
ENME632Advanced Convection Heat Transfer
ENME640Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
ENME662Linear Vibrations
ENME690Mechanical Fundamentals of Electronic Systems
ENME712Measurement, Instrumentation and Data Analysis for Thermo-Fluid Processes
ENPM671Advanced Mechanics of Materials
ENPM654Energy Systems Management
ENPM652Applied Finite Element Methods
ENME674Finite Element Methods
Total Credits12

Portland State University



Transfer and post-bac students do not need a transfer evaluation conducted by the MME Department for courses completed at the following community colleges:

  • Chemeketa Community College
  • Clackamas Community College
  • Clark College
  • Mt. Hood Community College
  • Portland Community College

The transfer guide for these colleges can be found here: Local Community College Transfer Guide.

Students who plan to transfer credits from other institutions will need to request a transfer evaluation for all applicable courses in order to establish equivalencies. This can be done by emailing [email protected] or scheduling an advising appointment with the MME Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Tretheway, via Students will need to provide syllabi for all courses that will be reviewed.


Post-bac students do not need to complete general education requirements/university studies (FRINQ/SINQ/Junior Cluster) with the following exceptions:

  • WR 327: Technical Report Writing (unless taken as a part of a prior degree program).
  • BA 306U: Essentials of Finance for Non-Business Majors or EC 314U: Public Private Investment
  • Capstone (ME 491-493)

Students must complete a minimum of 90 credit hours at PSU.

Please note, PSU does not automatically run a transfer analysis on transcripts.  Departmental staff will need to request this action specifically. Post-bac course plans are highly individualized and it is possible that some coursework from your initial degree can be applied to the BSME program. Students who completed a degree in a field closely related to mechanical engineering should schedule an appointment with the MME Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Trethway, to discuss course plan options. Appointments can be scheduled via Students who have completed a degree in a field that is not closely related to mechanical engineering should schedule an appointment with the Pathway Advisors in MCECS Student Services. Appointments for Pathway Advising can be made via


Students interested in taking classes as post-bac to prepare for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) or Master of Science in Materials Science Engineering (MSMSE) will need to apply for admission to PSU through Undergraduate Admissions. Once accepted, students will need to send a copy of all unofficial transcripts to the MME Department along with a list of requested classes. This information can be sent to [email protected]. All non-degree seeking post-bac students require instructor approval for class registration. Approval will be based on prior coursework and seat availability.

Post-bac students can apply up to 16 credit hours of graduate-level pre-admission coursework to a master’s degree if admitted to the graduate program. Pre-admission credits must be approved by the Department and the student must earn a B- or better in the course for it to be considered. Pre-admission coursework does not guarantee admission into the graduate program.


It is common for transfer students to receive error messages when attempting to register for classes. Banweb, the PSU registration system, does not always recognize transferred courses when performing prerequisite checks. If this occurs, please complete the MME Course Override Request Form.  Our staff reviews requests with frequency and will be in touch shortly with a response.  Be sure to login to your PDX Gmail account to access this form.

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