Maine Engineering Pathways Program
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Want to solve some of the world’s biggest problems: energy supply, infrastructure repair, and healthcare delivery? If you said yes, an engineering career is for you!
The purpose of the Maine Engineering Pathways Program is to attract more students into engineering by offering 1+3 programs at four University of Maine System campuses.
Choosing the field of Engineering can be one of the best lifetime decisions a student will ever make. The number of engineering jobs in Maine has grown 25% in the last decade and the demand for engineering graduates is high, with over 1,400 job postings in Maine last year. The majority of engineering seniors receive job offers well before graduation, with an average annual starting salary of more than $60,000.
Now, with a new 1 + 3 program, starting an engineering degree just got a little easier.
Students can start their first year of study towards an engineering degree closer to home at one of the participating University of Maine System campuses: University of Maine at Presque Isle, the University of Maine at Machias, the University of Maine at Farmington, and the University of Maine at Augusta.
The 1+3 program will graduate academically prepared students in 4 years. This new option is in addition to the traditional four-year engineering degrees at the University of Maine and University of Southern Maine.
In this new program, students get right into the field of engineering with an introductory course to explore engineering as a career. In addition, students will build their expertise in foundational mathematics and science courses.
After successfully completing roughly 35 credits, students will be able to transfer and finish their engineering degree at the University of Maine or the University of Southern Maine.
Enroll in an accredited engineering program at either the University of Maine or the University of Southern Maine.
Construction Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Survey Engineering Technology
Why is this program needed? Maine needs to double production of engineering graduates to meet the needs of a growing engineering workforce and to fill a wave of vacancies created by retirement of engineers from the baby boom generation.
Who is this program intended for? The MEP2 is intended for students who want to start their engineering education at a campus close to home and for students who may need a little extra preparation to be ready to study engineering. This program will also attract students who are already in college but need a structured program to explore engineering as a possible career.
Which campuses are participating in this program? University of Maine at Presque Isle, University of Maine at Machias, University of Maine at Farmington, and University of Maine at Augusta. The University of Maine at Fort Kent is not part of the initial offering of this program, but could be added at a future date.
How does the program work? This is a 1+3 program. Students successfully complete the first year of coursework toward an engineering degree at a participating campus and then transfer to UMaine or USM to complete their degree.
What do students take in their first year? There are two tracks. Students pursuing an engineering degree typically take: Introduction to Engineering, Calculus I & II, Physics for Engineers and Scientists I & II, Chemistry, College Composition, Humanities Elective, and Computer Programming. Some students may need to take additional math course(s) to prepare them for Calculus I.
Students pursuing an engineering technology degree typically take: Introduction to Engineering, Pre-Calculus & Calculus I, Trigonometry based Physics, Chemistry, College Composition, Humanities Elective, and Computer Programming. Some students may need to take additional math course(s) to prepare them for Pre-calculus.
What are the requirements to transfer to UMaine or USM? Students must successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits at a participating campus. Moreover, they should have earned a C or better in Calculus I & II, Chemistry I, and Physics for Engineers and Scientists I & II. Transfer of students who are missing one or more of these courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The minimum overall GPA requirement to transfer to a UMaine engineering program is 2.5. Students with a cumulative GPA greater than 2.0 may transfer to one of UMaine’s four engineering technology programs. The minimum overall GPA requirement to transfer to a USM engineering program is 2.0.
Click here to download the MEPP flyer.