This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)|
|Department:||Department of Mechanical Engineering|
Building 4, Room 323
|College:||Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 128|
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.
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 "University 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 Calculus-Based Physics I , or PHY 2049 Calculus-Based Physics II .
Civic Literacy Requirement
The 2017 Florida Legislature amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to require students initially entering a State University System (SUS) and/or Florida College System (FCS) institution in 2018-2019 and thereafter to demonstrate competency in civic literacy. The 2021 Legislature further amended Florida Statutes, requiring students to complete both a civic literacy course and exam. As a result, there are three cohorts of students currently matriculating at Florida public institutions subject to varying requirements. As demonstrated in the table below, the exact civic literacy requirements are based on the academic term in which a student first enrolled in a Florida public institution.
|Students Included in Cohort||Civic Literacy Competency Requirement|
|Cohort 1: Students first entering the SUS or FCS prior to fall 2018||None|
|Cohort 2: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in fall 2018 – summer A 2021||Complete a course or exam |
|Cohort 3: Students first entering the SUS or FCS in summer B 2021 (on or after July 1, 2021) and thereafter||Complete both a course and exam|
Additionally, the 2021 Legislature made two additional exceptions: approving the use of accelerated mechanisms for meeting the course competency requirement and exempting high school students who pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam in high school from the postsecondary exam requirement. These two changes are in effect for Cohort 3.
There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which option is best for their degree requirements/degree plan.
Additional information can be found on our Civic Literacy website.
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+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||Calculus-Based Physics I (+Lab)||4|
|PHY 2049+L||Calculus-Based Physics II (+Lab)||4|
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|
|EGM 2500||Engineering Mechanics-Statics +, c||3|
|EEL 4834||Programming for Engineers +, 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||3|
|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|
Mechanical 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 either Thermal or Mechanical systems.
Note 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 should 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|
Students 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.
Students who begin their Mechanical program as juniors or higher may replace these credits with a professional development elective.
These courses require a minimum grade of a C-. Other courses may also require a C if they are prerequisites to electives that you choose.
Courses included in the major GPA.
Mechanical Engineering Minor
The Minor in Mechanical Engineering provides an opportunity for students majoring in other areas to take a limited number of mechanical engineering courses to complement their majors. The Minor in Mechanical Engineering is open to all UWF students with the exception of mechanical engineering majors. Students applying for the minor must have a declared major. Students may not take a course and its prerequisite during the same semester.
Students seeking the Minor in Mechanical Engineering must have a minimum course grade of “C” or better in EML 3022 Computer Aided Design and Modeling, EGM 2500 Engineering Mechanics-Statics, EGN 3365 Engineering Materials, and EML 3011 Mechanics of Materials.
The courses in the minor require MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, CHM 2045 General Chemistry I, and PHY 2048 Calculus-Based Physics I as prerequisites with a minimum grade of "C". Non-engineering majors may substitute PHY 2053 Algebra-Based Physics I for PHY 2048 Calculus-Based Physics I to fulfill the prerequisite for EGM 2500 Engineering Mechanics-Statics.
|EML 3022||Computer Aided Design and Modeling||3|
|EGM 2500||Engineering Mechanics-Statics||3|
|EGN 3365||Engineering Materials||3|
|EML 3011||Mechanics of Materials||3|
|EML 3500||Machine Design||3|