Mechanical Engineering

Degree:Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E.
Major:Mechanical Engineering
Department:Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building 4, Room 323
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.

General Education

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:

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.

Common Prerequisites

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.

A minimum grade of a "C" is required in the following courses.  Note that the labs are required for Physics and Chemistry, but a "C" is not required (although a passing grade is required). 

CHM 2045+LGeneral Chemistry I (+Lab)4
MAC 2311Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MAC 2312Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MAC 2313Analytic Geometry and Calculus III4
MAP 2302Differential Equations3
PHY 2048+LUniversity Physics I (+Lab)4
PHY 2049+LUniversity Physics II (+Lab)4
Total Hours27

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.