Advising & Registration

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MAE offers academic advising and registration help to all MAE students.

Advising Structure

As a UB MAE student, you have the ability to utilize a variety of advising services. 

SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education

SEAS Engineering Advisors are available for Freshman and Sophomore students as well as first semester transfer students. They also assist with areas such as:

  • UB Curriculum
  • SEAS-wide policies (i.e. Academic review, Admissions)
  • University-wide policies (i.e. TAP, Leave of Absense)

MAE Department Advising

The Undergraduate Coordinator advises current Junior and Senior MAE students, and assists with:

  • MAE course registration issues (see Registration tab)
  • MAE-specific policies (i.e. Tech Electives)

The Undergraduate Coordinator does mostly walk-in advising in 251 Bell Hall, but will take advising appointments by request.

MAE Faculty Mentors

Faculty mentors assist with questions related to career aspirations, research goals, and graduate school guidance. Students will need to sign up to be assigned an MAE Faculty Mentor.

Electives

Included here is a breakdown of electives based on each major within MAE.

Aerospace Engineering, BS

  • 1 SEAS Technical Elective: Any 300/400 level 3-credit course that is offered by a department within SEAS can be used as an SEAS technical elective.

Mechanical Engineering, BS

  • 3 MAE Technical Electives: Any 300/400 level 3-credit course in MAE that is not a required course qualifies as a MAE technical elective.
  • 2 Track Electives: Students will elect to take either the Professional Practice track or the Science and Mathematics track; mixing of tracks is not permitted. You can find a list of courses in the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • 1 Applied Math Elective: You can find a list of courses in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Double Major), BS

Mechanical Engineering & Business Administration BS/MBA

  • 3 MAE Technical Electives: Any 300/400 level 3-credit course in MAE that is not a required course qualifies as a MAE technical elective.

ReminderA maximum of 6 total credits (2 courses) are permitted to count towards degree requirements for informal courses (496/498/499).

Advising FAQ's

I haven't taken MAE 277/278 and need to replace it. What are my options?

If you have completed Junior level MAE courses, and did not complete MAE 277/278, you should replace this course with an SEAS Technical Elective. This is a 3-credit 300-400 level course within SEAS (BE, CE, CIE, CSE, EE, IE, or MAE).

How do I get credit for an internship, research experience or independent study?

To count as an elective, you must register for 3 credits of MAE 496/498/499. A maximum of 6 total credits are permitted to count towards degree requirements for informal courses (496/498/499). Additional information can be found at the links below.

I am a transfer student who took MAE 177 or EAS 230 elsewhere. How will this effect me?

If you took MAE 177 or EAS 230 at another school, you may not have the appropriate software that is required for upper level courses. If this is the case, you should consult your academic advisor regarding next steps.

  • MAE 177 software: Creo Parametric
  • EAS 230 software: MATLAB

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