General advising session for juniors and seniors

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Each student in Mechanical Engineering is assigned a faculty advisor. Students with less than 60 credits are advised by  College of Engineering faculty advisors and upper division students are advised by Mechanical Engineering faculty (Looking for your advisor's contact information? See the table below to find your advisor.)

The goal of advisement is to provide you with guidance in planning your academic and professional careers. The last four weeks of each semester is the advisement period. You are required to meet with your advisor during this time to choose classes for the following semester. For a complete description of the ME program and its classes please see the University course catalog.

Suggested Course Sequence

The recommended shedule for the Mechanical Engineering curriculum, available on the Course Catalog, is designed so that prerequisite courses are completed before more advanced courses are taken and so that scheduling problems will be avoided. Students who enter the University in the fall semester with all their college preparatory courses completed can complete their degree in four years by following this sequence. While students need not complete the curriculum in exactly the order shown, they are required to complete prerequisite courses before they enroll in more advanced classes.

External conditions may prevent students from completing the curriculum in the suggested order. This can substantially increase the time required to complete the degree since some courses are not offered every semester, and some of these courses are prerequisites for higher level classes. Asterisks in the recommended schedule show the courses that are only offered one semester a year. Many of the lower-division courses are offered each semester. However, most upper division mechanical engineering courses are only offered once a year. The curriculum flow chart (available in the Mechanical Engineering office) identifies the courses that are prerequisites and co-requisites for more advanced classes. Students who must take courses out of the suggested sequence should consider this information very carefully.


Lower Division Students

Students who have completed less than 60 credits, 1st semester transfer students, or students with advising holds need to go to the Engineering Advising Center in Cain Hall room 108.

Upper Division Students

Students who decide to switch advisors must obtain written approval from their new advisor. A student's advisor is assigned according to the student's last name as shown in the table below. If you cannot contact your assigned faculty advisor you may contact Dr. Padilla.

Student Last NameAdvisorEmailOffice
Last Name: A Pradeep Menezes KRC 143
Last Name: B Feifei Fan KRC 100A
Last name: C Yiliang Liao KRC 126
Last Name: D-F Lei Cao KRC 103B
Last name: G-H Cahit Evrensel KRC 115
Last name: I-J Hassan Masoud KRC 125
Last name: K-L Yanyao Jiang ARF 104
Last name: M Nicholas Maus KRC 103C
Last name: N-O Rahul Ramachandran KRC 103A
Last name: P-Q Matteo Aureli KRC 128
Last name: R Yan Wang KRC 100E
Last name: S Wanliang Shan KRC 123
Last name: T Ryan Tung KRC 120
Last name: U-W Eric Wang KRC 109
Last name: X-Z Logan Yliniemi KRC 111
National Merit/Presidential Scholars Angelina Padilla KRC 103B