University of Detroit Mercy: Engineering

Lourdes and the University of Detroit Mercy Engineering Transfer Program enables students to take math, science and humanities classes at Lourdes then complete their designated Bachelor of Engineering degree (Civil, Electrical, Manufacturing, or Mechanical) at the University of Detroit Mercy. Students typically begin the program by attending Lourdes for one to two years of full-time study then transfer to the University of Detroit Mercy for an additional three years. Part-time students are also welcome to participate in this program; however, the time spent at each institution will be greater than specified above. The number of semesters spent at each institution depends upon the need for any prerequisite courses, the program selected, course availability, and the pace of courses chosen by the student (including full-time or part-time status). A unique component to this program is the option for full time Lourdes pre-engineering students to take E105, Engineering Graphics and Design, and/or E107, Introduction to Solid Modeling, at the University of Detroit Mercy, before transferring, at no cost. This allows for a smoother transfer process.

Another component of the UDM Engineering programs is the completion of three cooperative work assignments (equivalent to one full year of work experience). Students earn money, obtain real experience, and have a full resume before graduating.  Visit the UDM Admissions website to apply.

Lourdes students are strongly encouraged to contact a UDM engineering advisor as early as possible to put together a customized program plan for courses at both Lourdes and UDM.

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Robert Detwiler

Robert Detwiler, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Advising
Director of Prior Learning