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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering


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The Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program at Florida Polytechnic University is designed to provide a synergetic foundation in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering through broad educational experiences. The program offers concentrations in Mechanical Innovation, 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.

Mechanical Innovation

Students who desire a broader experience can choose 12 credits from program electives or other concentration courses.

Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

Multifunctional material design is the science of engineering composite materials with new and unique capabilities. Traditional materials that provide high stiffness and strength, for instance, can be modified at the nanoscale to take on other properties such as energy absorption, self-healing, and even shape morphing. The design of new "smart" materials and systems has major implications for the defense, aerospace, energy, and semiconductor industries. The Multifunctional Materials program in the Industrial Engineering Department will give you a strong foundation in the fabrication, characterization, modeling and prototyping of multifunctional materials and other smart systems that improve safety, efficiency, and versatility.

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is a revolutionary field incorporating engineering, chemistry, physics, materials science, biology, and a growing number of other disciplines. Literally, the "science of the small," nanoscience focuses on manipulating matter at the level of atoms, molecules, and supramolecular structures to address challenges ranging from medicine to manufacturing. The Nanotechnology program in the Industrial Engineering Department will train you in the use of specialized instruments, fabrication processes, and advanced analysis methods to create smarter materials and devices with unlimited applications.

Operations Research

Operations Research is a multi-disciplinary field of study that seeks to improve the flow of motion in various environments: large-city traffic, airports, hospitals, public transportation, shipping, banks, universities, and media. Advances in logistics and supply chain management, manufacturing, public transportation, communications, and high-performance computing have created a new opportunity for engineers and planners to work together. An operations research focus combines information technology, applied engineering, and social sciences to provide you with the diverse technical skills, entrepreneurial abilities, and global viewpoint required to manage the governing forces that move within the marketplace.

Florida Common Prerequisites

Students who started as freshmen at FPU (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

  • CHM 2045 - Chemistry 1 Credits: 3

  • CHM 2045L - Chemistry 1 Laboratory Credits: 1

  • MAC 2311 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 Credits: 4

  • MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 Credits: 4

  • MAC 2313 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 Credits: 4

  • MAP 2302 - Differential Equations Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048 - Physics 1 Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048L - Physics 1 Laboratory Credits: 1

  • PHY 2049 - Physics 2 Credits: 3

  • PHY 2049L - Physics 2 Laboratory Credits: 1

 

Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

CHM2045/2045L

  • or CHM X045C

  • or CHS X440/X440L

  • or CHS X440/CHMX045L

& MAC 2311

  • or MAC X281

& MAC 2312

  • or MAC X282

& MAC 2313

  • or MAC X283

& MAP 2302

  • or MAP X305

& PHY 2048/2048L

  • or PHY X048C

  • or PHY X043/X048L

& PHY 2049/2049L

  • or PHY X049C

  • or PHY X044/X049L

 

Learning Compact

Florida Polytechnic University's Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major's study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

College:

Engineering

Program:

Mechanical Engineering

Purpose of the Program:

The Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program at Florida Polytechnic University is designed to provide a synergetic foundation in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering through broad educational experiences. The program offers concentrations in Mechanical Innovation, 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.

Graduates of the program will demonstrate the following:

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.

Core Learning Outcomes:

Student Learning Outcomes

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Mechanical Engineering Degree in the College of Engineering, students will possess:

Content

Critical Thinking

Communication

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

X

 

 

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

 

X

 

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

 

X

 

d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

 

 

X

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

 

X

 

f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

X

 

X

g) An ability to communicate effectively

 

 

X

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

 

X

 

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

X

 

 

j) A knowledge of contemporary issues

X

 

 

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

X

 

 

 

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