Sep 24, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechanical Engineering BS/MBA

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Admission Criteria

Current or transfer students wishing to pursue this major must meet School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Admission Criteria .

Course Requirements

Mechanical Engineering Core (93 credits)

Three MAE Technical Electives (9 credits)

Any 300/400 level 3-credit course in MAE that is not a required course qualifies as an MAE technical elective. EAS 496 (3 credits minimum) also satisfies a technical elective requirement.

MBA Core (30 Credits)

  • MGA 603 - Financial Accounting for Managers Credits: 2
  • MGB 610 - Organizational Behavior  Credits: 2
  • MGF 611 - Financial Analysis for Managers  Credits: 2
  • MGO 658 - Entrepreneurship Foundations  Credits: 2
  • MGG 635 - Management Communication  Credits: 2
  • MGM 615 - Marketing for Managers  Credits: 2
  • MGQ 608 - Statistical Analysis for Managers  Credits: 3 
  • MGA 605 - Accounting for Management Decision-Making Credits: 2
  • MGE 604 - Business Economics  Credits: 2
  • MGO 620 - Operations Management  Credits: 2
  • MGO 640 - Business Strategy  Credits: 2
  • MGS 605 - IT for Managers  Credits: 2
  • MGS 605 - Information Technology (IT) Managers Credits: 2
  • MGG 601 - Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability Credits: 2
  • MGX ### - Internship Credits: 3

MBA Electives (18 credits)

Contact the School of Management for management elective options.


*Students are permitted to take alternative programming courses EAS 240  or CSE 115  in lieu of EAS 230 , however EAS 230  is strongly preferred for Mechanical Engineering majors. The alternative programming courses should only be utilized by students transferring into the program with EAS 240 CSE 115 , or EAS 999TRCP   (general programming for transfer students) already completed. View our Computer Programming Requirement website for more information on the programming alternatives and self-study packages. 

**Students are permitted to use CIE 177  or EAS 999TR177  (general graphics for transfer students) to satisfy this requirement. However, MAE 177  is strongly preferred for Mechanical Engineering majors. The CIE 177  or EAS 999TR177  should only be utilized by students transferring into the program with these courses already completed. View our Graphics Requirement website for more information on graphics alternatives and self-study packages.

***Students are permitted to use PHY 151  and PHY 152  in lieu of PHY 158 , however PHY 158  is preferred for engineering majors.

****Transfer students with Senior standing must replace MAE 277  with an SEAS technical electiveTransfer students with Junior standing should consult with an MAE academic adviser to determine if they should take MAE 277  or replace it with an SEAS technical elective.


Total Credits Required for Undergraduate Major: 102

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 167 credit hour total

Total Undergraduate Credits: 119

Total Credits Required for MBA: 48

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 167

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

Students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes) to be in good standing and graduate with an undergraduate degree.  To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy

Transfer Credit Policy

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo.

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

First Year Fall

Total Credits: 17 or 18

Total Credits: 16 or 17

Total Credits: 18

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 18

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Year Fall

  • Credits: 2
  • MGB 610LEC - Organizational Behavior Credits: 2
  • MGQ 608LEC - Statistical Analysis for Mngrs Credits: 2
  • MGO 658LEC - Entrepreneurship Foundations Credits: 2
  • MGA 603LEC - Financial Acctg for Managers Credits: 2
  • MGF 611LEC - Fin Analysis for Managers Credits: 2
  • MGQ 635LEC - Management Communications Credits: 2
  • MGM 615LEC - Marketing for Managers Credits: 2

Total Credits: 17

Fourth Year Spring

  • MAE Tech Elective Credits: 3
  • Pathway Credits: 3
  • Credits: 1
  • MGO 640LEC - Business Strategy Credits: 2
  • MGO 620LEC - Operations Management Credits: 2
  • MGS 605LEC - IT for Managers Credits: 2
  • MGE 604LEC - Business Economics Credits: 2
  • MGA 605LEC - Acctg for Mgmt Decision Making Credits: 2

Total Credits: 17

Fifth Year Fall

Total Credits: 18

Fifth Year Spring

  • Credits: 3
  • MAE Tech Elective Credits: 3
  • MBA Elective Credits: 3
  • MBA Elective Credits: 3
  • MBA Elective Credits: 3
  • MGG 601LEC - Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability Credits: 2

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits Required: 167

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes

The curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop the following knowledge, skills, and behaviors by the time of graduation:

  • an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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