Mechanical Engineering

Degree:Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E.
Major:Mechanical Engineering
Department:Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building 4, Room 323
850-474-2098
http://UWF.edu/ME
College:Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
CIP Code:14.1901
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 130

The goal of the baccalaureate degree program is to prepare students to embark upon a professional career in Mechanical Engineering or to begin a graduate study. Graduates will be known for their accomplishments in the early stage of their careers and they should:

  • Develop mechanical engineering solutions individually and through interdisciplinary teams within a global and societal context.
  • Professionally and ethically engage in technical or business activity through engineering ability, communication skills, and knowledge.
  • Continue professional growth through post-graduate education, continuing education, or professional activity.
  • Contribute to the Northwest Florida regional economic development.

Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest, broadest, and oldest of the engineering disciplines.  It is the engineering discipline that applies the principles of engineering, materials science, thermal sciences, mechanics, mathematics and physics for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. Because of the extremely rapid growth and changes relating to the application of mechanical engineering principles, the curriculum is designed to concentrate on a solid core of foundation courses. Electives are included to permit a student to delve deeply into selected subject matter and to learn other pertinent subjects.

Mechanical Engineers are capable of working in a wide variety of industry sectors, including aerospace, manufacturing, energy, environment, transportation, materials, and structures.

Program Requirements:

Students are required to have a laptop or tablet PC. Students should check with the department for minimum hardware configurations.  Please visit our website for more information about our program, including a list of department scholarships and answers to some frequently asked questions.

In addition to the University’s general requirements, students seeking the BSME must meet the requirements listed below.

A minimum course grade of "C" or better is required in certain Engineering courses as well as all math, science, and engineering courses that serve as prerequisites to EGN, EGM, EML, and EEL prefixed courses and labs.  See program requirements below for a full set of courses that require a grade of "C" or better.

The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to yield a set of outcomes. Each upper division course in the program contributes to at least one of these outcomes. A current list of our program outcomes and the courses that map to them can be found here.

All students must complete an exit interview and submit a final copy of their senior design report before graduating.