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!
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.
The University of Maine at Machias Engineering Pathways Program is designed to attract more students into engineering by offering a 1+3 program, thus starting an engineering degree just got a little easier.
Through the 1+3 program you can graduate with an engineering degree in 4 years if you are academically prepared. If you are not academically prepared, you can still graduate with an engineering degree, but it may take you an additional semester or two. You can start your first year of study towards an engineering degree at the University of Maine at Machias, and then transfer and finish your engineering degree at the University of Maine or the University of Southern Maine in the area of engineering you are interested in.
In this program, you 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.
What do you take in your 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.
After my first year, then what? During your year at UMM, you can decide on the area of engineering you are most interested in and then 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
What are the requirements to transfer to UMaine or USM? You must successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits at a participating campus. Moreover, you 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.