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Mechanical engineering is concerned with motion and the processes whereby other energy forms are converted into motion. Mechanical engineers are responsible for conceiving, designing, manufacturing, testing and marketing devices and systems that alter, transfer, transform and utilize the energy forms that ultimately causes motion.
The undergraduate curriculum in mechanical engineering is a fully accredited baccalaureate program that provides a broad education with a strong foundation in mathematics, science and basic engineering sciences. Advanced courses are available to develop specialized interests in the engineering aspects of manufacturing, robotics, solid mechanics, thermal and fluid systems, dynamics and controls, and biomechanics. Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in a wide variety of industries or to pursue graduate study.
The mission of the undergraduate mechanical engineering program is to serve the citizens of Florida and the United States by educating students in the theory and practice of mechanical engineering while developing and maintaining the discipline.
There is a large amount of overlap between the aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering curriculum. The first six semesters are identical for the two degree programs. Through proper selection of elective courses, a dual mechanical engineering/aerospace engineering BS degree may be obtained with one semester of additional work. Interested students should contact the MAE department or visit the MAE Web site for more information.
Students interested in the mechanical properties of biological systems should consider the minor in biomechanics, which is administered by the MAE department. The courses for the minor may be used to simultaneously satisfy the science elective and technical electives for the ME major.
The department’s active research programs are sponsored by private industry, the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, NASA, National Institutes of Health and other agencies. These programs keep faculty at the leading edge of technology and provide opportunities for students to participate in research through classroom assignments, individual studies, undergraduate research scholarships and employment as research assistants.
*Must be completed with a grade of C or better
Note 1: Select from CHM 2046 Chemistry 2, BSC 2010 Biology 1, PHY 3101 Modern Physics or other courses approved by the department.
Note 2: Offered by the Industrial & Systems Engineering department. Students may select either FORTRAN or C++.
Note 3: Students may substitute EEL3003 Elements of Electrical Engineering (3 credits) + EEL3303L Electrical Circuits Laboratory (1 credit).
Note 4: Technical Electives - select any 3000, 4000 or 5000-level course with EML, EAS or EGM prefix that is not being used to satisfy other requirements for the mechanical engineering degree. Other courses may be approved by the MAE department on an individual basis. Students wishing to earn a dual mechanical engineering/aerospace engineering degree should select courses that satisfy requirements for the ASE degree.
Note 5: Students wishing to earn a dual ME/ASE degree may substitute EAS 4710C Aerospace Design 2.
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