Bachelor of Science / College of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Degree

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Focus Areas

The Mechanical Engineering degree program will give you a firm foundation in geometric systems, advanced practice in calculating tolerances, and the ability to combine information technology, applied engineering and social sciences to provide you with diverse technical skills.

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is a field on the cusp of revolutionary change. Emerging technology will rapidly impact the industry as individuals create more complex dimensions and materials on the nano-scale.

Operations Research

If you like solving workflow problems and designing efficient systems, then this is the degree for you. Operations Research graduates are often found in environments with complex operations like ports and shipyards creating and improving traffic flow.

Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

Graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce in a position that improves and designs composite materials with new and unique capabilities.

Mechanical Engineering Stats

6

percent:

The increase in engineering jobs between 2010 and 2020.
$210

million

in recent investments in multifunctional materials.
$76

billion

the nanotechnology market is expected to reach $80 billion by 2020.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • WHAT IS THE FIELD OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING?

    Mechanical engineering focuses on applying the principles of design, analysis and manufacturing in order to maintain, produce and test mechanical systems.

  • WHAT DO MECHANICAL ENGINEERS DO?

    Mechanical engineers do more than work with tools and machines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build and test mechanical devices, from small individual parts to massive complex systems.

  • WHAT MAKES FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY’S MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE PROGRAM UNIQUE?

    Students who major in mechanical engineering will gain hands-on learning through applied research and the opportunity to collaborate with industry partners. Students work at Florida Poly’s innovation labs that house a supercomputer, 3D printing systems and robotics systems. Students are able to work individually and on teams using the latest advanced technologies.

  • WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE GRADUATES?

    Engineers with a mechanical engineering degree are in demand in a variety of industries that include government, health care, transportation, defense, medicine and construction. Graduates can expect employment through any of these industries. Florida Poly graduates will have the necessary skills to fulfill jobs in these industries where entry level salaries range from $45,000 to $70,000.