This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E.|
|Department:||Department of Engineering|
Building 4, Room 323
|College:||Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 130|
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is provided by the Department of Engineering.
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:
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.
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.
In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Education Curriculum:
|General Education Electives|
Choose an additional course from two of the three areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
In order to minimize the number of courses required, students should consult with their academic advisor for courses which will satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites. For example, students can take MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I or MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II to complete the Mathematics requirement. The sciences listed in the Common Prerequisites section will also fulfill the General Education Natural Science requirement. To maximize the overlap, one of the two General Education Electives should be taken in the Natural Sciences, specifically CHM 2045 General Chemistry I, PHY 2048 University Physics I, or PHY 2049 University Physics II.
State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
Students who have not completed the math and science prerequisites will be admitted to Pre-Mechanical Engineering, then changed to Mechanical Engineering once they have successfully completed the courses. A minimum of a "C" grade is required in the math and science courses below prior to admission to the Mechanical Engineering program. Note that the labs are required for Physics and Chemistry, but a "C" is not required (although a passing grade is required).
|CHM 2045+L||General Chemistry I (+Lab)||4|
|MAC 2311||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||4|
|MAC 2312||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II||4|
|MAC 2313||Analytic Geometry and Calculus III||4|
|MAP 2302||Differential Equations||3|
|PHY 2048+L||University Physics I (+Lab)||4|
|PHY 2049+L||University Physics II (+Lab)||4|
Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Education requirements.
Note that students may begin taking engineering courses prior to completing all of these math and science prerequisites, but they must complete those math and science courses (with a minimum of a "C" grade) listed as prerequisites to any engineering classes they wish to take.
|EEL 3111+L||Circuits I (+Lab) +, c||4|
|EEL 3211+L||Basic Electric Energy Engineering (+Lab) +, c||4|
|EGM 2500||Engineering Mechanics-Statics +, c||3|
|EGN 3365||Engineering Materials +, c||3|
|EGM 3401||Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics +, c||3|
|EGM 3344||Numerical Methods +, c||3|
|EGN 2911L||Sophomore Engineering Design I +, c, 4||1|
|EGN 2912L||Sophomore Engineering Design II +. c, 4||1|
|EGN 3913L||Junior Engineering Design I +, c||1|
|EGN 3914L||Junior Engineering Design II +, c||1|
|EML 3022||Computer Aided Design and Modeling +, c||3|
|EML 3015||Thermal Fluid Systems I +, c||3|
|EML 3016+L||Thermal Fluid Systems II (+Lab) +||4|
|EML 3500||Machine Design +||3|
|EML 3011+L||Mechanics of Materials (+Lab) +, c||4|
|EML 4804+L||Mechatronic Systems (+Lab) +||4|
|EML 4225||Dynamic Systems +||3|
|EGN 4950||Capstone Design I 2, +, c||1|
|EGN 4952L||Capstone Design II 2, +, c||2|
|EGS 4032||Professional Ethics +||3|
|Mechanical Engineering Electives 1, +||21|
1Mechanical Engineering Elective restrictions: Any 3000 level or higher EML, EGM, EEL, EEE course, as well as other courses (which must be preapproved by your advisor). At least 2 courses must be in Thermal Systems or Mechanical Systems.
2Note that EGN 4950 Capstone Design I and EGN 4952L Capstone Design II is the senior design project. This final project is the culmination of the engineering education. As such, this sequence of courses must be taken in the last 2 semesters of a student's program. Seniors must see their academic advisor in order to register for them.
|EGS 3441||Engineering Statistics||3|
|EGS 1006||Introduction to Engineering 3, +, c||1|
3Students who begin their Mechanical program as sophomores or higher may replace this with a professional development elective. Work with your academic advisor to choose an elective that will aid you in your career objectives. Typical courses for this elective include, but are not limited to, professional writing courses, courses from other STEM fields, and business courses.
4Students who begin their Mechanical program as juniors or higher may replace these credits with a professional development elective.
cThese courses require a minimum grade of a C. Note: C- is not acceptable. Other courses may also require a C if they are prerequisites to electives that you choose.
+Courses included in the major GPA