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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog

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Mechanical Engineering
Description of the Major
Mechanical engineers are responsible for creating and manufacturing devices and systems that alter, transfer, transform and utilize energy forms that cause motion. The baccalaureate program provides a broad education with a strong foundation in mathematics, science and basic engineering sciences. Advanced courses develop specialized engineering skills in manufacturing, robotics, solid mechanics, thermal and fluid systems, dynamics and controls, and biomechanics.

This is a nationally accredited ABET program.
Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass an assessment by two or more faculty and/or industry practitioners of performance on a major design experience.
  • Pass assessment in two courses of individual assignments targeted to each learning outcome. Assessment will be provided by the instructor of the course according to department standards.
  • Complete an exit interview in your final semester.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to mechanical engineering problems.
  2. Design and conduct mechanical engineering experiments and analyze and interpret the data.
  3. Design a mechanical engineering system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability constraints.
  4. Communicate technical data and design information effectively in speech and in writing to other mechanical engineers.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
EGM 3401 X      
EML 4147C   X X  
EML 4501 X X X X
EML 4920       X

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