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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook [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 Aerospace, Energy, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing, and Operations Research, Simulation, and Advanced Topics. 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.


The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

**Course offering frequency subject to change**

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 (3-9)

A total of 12 credit hours must be completed in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Social Sciences (3-9)

A total of 12 credit hours must be completed in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 

Three hours must come from a History course.

Mechanical Engineering Core (30)

These courses provide an essential foundation in Mechanical Engineering.

Concentrations (12)

Students select one concentration for 12 hours of credit.

Advanced Topics

‘Mix and match’ any four ME elective courses to create your own concentration in Advanced Topics. Students may select a combination of 12 hours of credit (4 - 3-credits courses) from any, Mechanical Engineering concentration courses, ME CORE electives (in addition to required 1 ME CORE elective) or Advanced Topics electives.

Free Elective (3)

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