MAE offers academic advising and registration help to all MAE students.
As a UB MAE student, you have the ability to utilize a variety of advising services.
SEAS Engineering Advisors are available for Freshman and Sophomore students as well as first semester transfer students. They also assist with areas such as:
The Undergraduate Coordinator advises Junior and Senior MAE students, and assists with:
The Undergraduate Coordinator does mostly walk-in advising in 251 Bell Hall, but will take advising appointments by request.
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.
Aerospace Engineering, BS
Mechanical Engineering, BS
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Double Major), BS
Mechanical Engineering & Business Administration BS/MBA
Reminder: A maximum of 6 total credits (2 courses) are permitted to count towards degree requirements for informal courses (496/498/499).
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 (BME, CBE, CSEE, CSE, EE, IE, or MAE).
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.
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.
If you do not have the required pre-reqs, you cannot enroll in the course. There are no exceptions to this. If the course requires a co-req, that means you must be registering for this course at the same time, or have the course completed prior to registration. View the SEAS Course Prerequisite Policy.
If the course is closed, that means there are no additional seats in the course. We are under strict fire marshal regulations regarding maximum capacity. If a course is closed, you will need to select another section. However, if there are no other options to choose from due to time conflicts, some courses may have additional seats on standby for this case. Fill out the Force Registration Form below if this is the case and we will check your schedule, and register you if it is both necessary and available. If a course is on a waitlist, we will not bump you up in front of other students.
Time conflict errors occur when you are trying to enroll in two courses that are at the same time, which is not possible. You will need to select other options.
If you are repeating a course, you may need an advisor's permission to register. Fill out the Force Registration Form below and we will contact you about advisement.
If the course requires department permission, fill out the Force Registration Form below. If the course requires instructor permission, contact the instructor for help.
Reminder: Any exceptions with regards to registration are taken seriously and reviewed by our accrediting agency, ABET. If you don't qualify based on these terms, we can't register you.
Optional Practical Training is an F-1 student benefit that allows you to work off-campus in a job related to your major. It is meant to supplement your academic experience with practical experience.
Submit form below to request advisor recommendation letter.