If you’re interested in a career in Engineering, you can now begin your Engineering degree at the University of Maine at Farmington. Through the University of Maine System’s new Maine Engineering Pathways Program, you can complete the first year of your Engineering education at Farmington, then complete the remaining three years of your Engineering degree at the University of Maine or the University of Southern Maine.

In this innovative, collaborative program, you’ll study foundational mathematics and science courses at Farmington. Then in your second year, you transfer to either the University of Maine or the University of Southern Maine where you’ll take your Engineering-specific courses.

This new option gives you the opportunity to graduate with an Engineering degree from UMaine or USM in four years, while beginning your degree at Farmington.

What kinds of Engineering programs are offered?

At UMaine 

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Survey Engineering Technology

At USM

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

A degree in Engineering not only allows you to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems: energy supply, infrastructure repair and healthcare delivery. It also opens the door to a career field where jobs are in high demand and have one of the highest average starting salaries. Engineering jobs in Maine have grown 25% in the last decade — with average annual starting salaries are more than $60,000.

Start your Engineering degree closer to home and very, very affordably at Farmington.

FAQ

Maine needs to double production of Engineering graduates to meet the needs of a growing engineering workforce and to fill a wave of vacancies created by retirement of engineers from the baby boom generation.

This program is intended for students who want to start their Engineering education at a campus close to home and for students who may need a little extra preparation to be ready to study engineering. It may also attract students who are already in college but need a structured program to explore Engineering as a possible career.

This is a 1+3 program. Students successfully complete the first year of coursework toward an engineering degree at a participating campus and then transfer to UMaine or USM to complete their degree.

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits at a participating campus. Moreover, they 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.