Sep 23, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Program Description)

Total Degree Credits: 120



The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program is designed to provide a synergetic foundation in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering through broad educational experiences. The program offers concentrations in Advanced Topics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, and Operations Research. The program seeks to inculcate an understanding of the fundamental principles of science and engineering by providing students with hands-on learning experiences and applied research opportunities.

Program Educational Objectives

Mechanical engineering graduates will to attain the following within 3-5 year of graduation.

  1. Apply the fundamental concepts of math, science, technology, and mechanical engineering to solve real life problems of societal, global, environmental, and economic consequence.

  2. Achieve professional success cultivating collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and constituencies through their technical knowledge, communication abilities, and leadership skills.

  3. Demonstrate on-going career development as adaptive and independent professionals pursuing opportunities in continuing professional education ranging from industry-related training to advanced degrees, with entrepreneurial spirit, and ethical responsibility to self and society.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will demonstrate the following:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) An ability to communicate effectively

(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


College Skills (1) & Co-Curricular

All majors are required to complete an approved internship/professional experience prior to graduation.

General Education (38)

Click here to view the complete list of General Education  offerings. The State of Florida requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of general education for the baccalaureate degree. The following are required for the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Arts and Humanities (6)

Social Sciences (6)

Three hours must come from a History course.

Concentrations (12)

Students select one concentration for 12 hours of credit or select a combination of 12 hours of credit from any Mechanical Engineering concentration, ME Core Elective (in addition to required 1 ME Core Elective), or Advanced Math/Science Elective.

Advanced Mathematics/Science Elective (3)

Students choose from the following for the advanced mathematics/science elective.

Advanced Topics Electives

Students in Mechanical Engineering have one free elective in the program. To fulfill this course requirement, students choose from the following or from any other course in the catalog.

Students electing not to opt for a concentration may select a combination of 12 hours of credit from any Advanced Topics electives, Mechanical Engineering concentration courses, ME Core electives (in addition to required 1 ME Core elective), or Advanced Math/Science elective.