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Declaring a Major in Mechanical Engineering

During the freshmen year, students meet with Engineering Divisional Advisors associated with their residential colleges. These advisors provide general guidance on the various engineering majors.

Peer Academic Advisors in each college assist the Divisional Advisors, providing supplementary advice from the student perspective.

Undergraduate students must declare a major during or before the spring semester of their second year. As undergrads declare their majors, they begin to consult with a Major Advisor in their chosen field. These departmental advisors can provide more specific assistance in navigating the degree options and finding enriching research opportunities. Sophomore (or second year) students will not be permitted to register for the fall semester of their junior (or third year) if they have not yet declared a major. The major declaration deadline is listed in the Academic Calendar each year. Undergraduates may declare a major at any time before this deadline and always are free to change their major by completing the appropriate form.

In addition to this formal advising system, students are encouraged to engage the faculty at large, to consult with course instructors for advice. They are encouraged to investigate faculty web pages to learn more about ongoing research in the School of Engineering, then contact faculty whose work interests them for potential research projects. There are countless opportunities for our students to explore!

For more information on declaring a major in Mechanical Engineering, please visit the following link: Declaring a Major or Minor

Academic Advising

After you declare your major, your academic advisors will be in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Advisors

Faculty Advisor Location Email Office Extension
Ed Akin MEB 221 akin@rice.edu x4879
Andrew Dick MEB 222 Andrew.J.Dick@rice.edu  x5259     
Matthew Elliott MEB 230  me26@rice.edu