Do you want to study for a degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout your program.

Career Paths

OSU's College of Engineering graduates have gone on to make a vast range of contributions to the world - from teaching, inventing and working for large and small companies, to founding their own firms.

As a graduate of a mechanical engineering degree program at OSU, you might find work in one of the following industries:

  • Energy conversion
  • Alternative energy
  • Emissions and pollution control
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials and nanobiotechnology
  • Hybrid vehicles
  • Building and transportation systems
  • Laser diagnostics
  • Atmospheric plasmas
  • Computational fluid dynamics


1-Term Pathway Curriculum


  • ALS 162 Academic Reading and Writing (MEng)
  • WR 327 Technical Writing
  • ALS 181 INTO OSU Engineering Success
  • TBD Course in major field to be determined

Degree Program Components

  • 45 credit hour program
  • 0 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 45 credit hours remaining toward degree

NOTE: This program can be completed in 16 months including the Pathway program.

3-Term Pathway Curriculum


  • ALS 161 Academic Listening and Speaking (MEng)
  • ALS 162 Academic Reading and Writing (MEng)
  • ST 511 Methods of Data Analysis
  • ENGR 112 Introduction to Engineering Computing
  • GRE Prep


  • COMM 111 Public Speaking
  • WR 121 English Composition
  • ALS 181 English Composition Bridge
  • ME 311 Thermal Fluid Sciences
  • ME 316 Mechanics of Materials
  • ALS 181 INTO OSU Engineering Success


  • WR 327 Technical Writing
  • ME 5xx Course determined by concentration
  • MATS 321 Introduction to Materials Science
  • ENGR 212 Dynamics

Degree Program Components

  • 45 credit hour program
  • 8 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 37 credit hours remaining towards degree

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the Pathway program and any additional requirements, you can enter an OSU graduate program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

You must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway progression criteria in order to progress:

1-Term Pathway

Academic Requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
  • C (or Pass) or higher grades in all Pathway courses

Language Requirements:

  • B or higher grades in ALS 162 and WR 327 or
  • TOEFL iBT 91 (18 subscores) (PBT 575) or
  • IELTS 7.0

Standardized Test Requirements:

  • None

3-Term Pathway

Academic Requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA cumulative for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) and
  • 3.0 GPA cumulative in all Pathway courses and
  • C (or Pass) or higher grades in all Pathway courses

Language Requirements:

Standardized Test Requirements:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) quantitative score of 158 or higher. There are no other GRE requirements.

What are my degree options after completing the INTO Pathway?

The INTO OSU Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide a route to the Oregon State University MEng degree program in Mechanical Engineering.

How will an INTO OSU Pathway and an OSU degree program prepare me for success after my studies?

We contribute top talent to the job market-new engineers who have had entrepreneurial and commercialization experience during their years studying at OSU. These men and women graduate work-ready, prepared to contribute to the economy, and impact the world.

The College of Engineering's research spans across several disciplines and is focused in these strategic areas:

  • Renewable energy
  • Integrated microsystems design and manufacture
  • Information technology
  • Sustainable infrastructure technology
  • Biomedical technology
  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Geographical information systems
  • Micro-scale systems for toxic waste cleanup
  • Cooling technologies for portable electronic devices

Key course facts

Course length: 1-Term Pathway: 3 months

3-Term Pathway: approximately 9 months

Start dates: 1-Term Pathway: March

3-Term Pathway: September

Fees: 1-Term Pathway: from $11,470

3-Term Pathway: from $29,910

Entry requirements

Age: 16 years old and above

Academic: 1-Term Pathway: Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with 3.0 GPA overall or in final 2 years of study; GRE 305 score with 158 quantitative, 3.0 writing

3-Term Pathway: 4-year undergraduate degree in relevant engineering discipline with a 2.75 GPA overall and in final year of study

English language: 1-Term Pathway: TOEFL 80 (18 subscores) or IELTS 6.5 (5.5 subscores) or Academic English Level 6 (B grades in all classes)

3-Term Pathway: TOEFL 70 (PBT 525) or IELTS 6.0 or Password overall level 7 or Academic English Level 5 (C grades in all classes)

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated July 17, 2019
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11,470 USD
: 1-Term Pathway; from $29,910: 3-Term Pathway
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