Bachelor of Science

Engineering Mathematics


The Root of All Human Progress

The B.S. in Engineering Mathematics attracts students who want to apply math in the analysis and evaluation of engineering problems and scientific applications to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Mathematics forms the backbone of today’s scientific advances, and the B.S. in Engineering Mathematics provides a strong and flexible base from which to explore any number of specialties.

Program Highlights

Our engineering mathematics program offers an alternate track to standard engineering degrees and develops a stronger understanding of the underlying science and mathematics of engineering, as well as the application of the scientific methods to engineering problems. 

Solving Today's Engineering Problems

The program prepares students to be knowledgeable in conceptual understanding of mathematics and its application in engineering and other technical environments. All Engineering Mathematics majors participate in an interdisciplinary capstone project and an internship under the guidance of a faculty member. 

Concentrations in Engineering Mathematics

complex systems mathematics
Complex Systems Mathematics
From transportation systems to weather patterns, biological phenomenon to global finance, social networks to societal issues such as global hunger, mathematics is the common language spoken across all “complex systems.” Studying Complex Systems Mathematics involves working across disciplines — such as partnering with biochemists and cell biologists to understand biological organisms at the cellular level. This work appeals to those who can hold both the big picture and track the details. Complex systems mathematics recognizes that the mysteries of nature and humankind reveal themselves in small, deliberate steps and requires study that is both incremental and precise — but also broad minded about changes within your discipline and beyond.
Interest Areas
Earth SciencesAsymptotic AnalysisDiffusive Processes
Mathematics of Medicine and Biology
The application of mathematics to medicine continues to attract research funding and talent — producing remarkable early insights and long-term promise. The research and application often involve the creation of mathematical models across nearly every aspect of human health — including disease processes, available and experimental treatment strategies, drug interactions and other components of complex biological systems. Mathematical Medicine and Biology touches every aspect of the life sciences: biomechanics, biophysics, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology and the environment, epidemiology, immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, and population biology.
Interest Areas
Pattern FormationNonlinear DynamicsBifurcation  

Engineering Mathematics Careers

Graduates of the B.S. in Engineering Mathematics understand how applied mathematics leads to mathematical models, theories, and applications that contribute to diverse areas of science. You will be well prepared for technical R&D jobs, developing new knowledge in the sphere of engineering problems, or pursuing graduate study in math or engineering.

Job Growth

An Engineering Mathematics bachelor’s degree offers very diverse employment opportunities in research, space and astronomy, healthcare, engineering and applied mathematics. Graduates of Engineering Mathematics major can find opportunities as engineers/Mathematicians /Software Engineer in national laboratories, high-tech (GE, GM, Raytheon, Harris, Intel, IBM, Google, Mosaic etc.), Department of Defense, Air force and Military, NASA, Higher Education (MS or PhD programs), regional, state and federal government agencies.

Jobs using mathematics, statistics, and operations research are projected to grow by 33% nationwide between 2016 to 2026.


Salary Ranges

The average mathematical engineering salary in the United States is $89,817 as of May 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $69,554 and $105,691. 

Meet the Faculty

Engineering Mathematics 

Dr. Udita Katugampola, an assistant professor of mathematics, shared with the students a fast and nontraditional approach he has developed to find the eigenvector of a matrix. 
We are privileged. Most universities don’t have access like this and it’s really cool that this is going to be implemented in our teaching in the next few months while other universities will have to wait for a new book or paper to be published on it."
Stephen Boyle
2014 AA, Liberal Arts
Katugampola submitted a 40-page paper detailing this method to a top mathematics journal for consideration. He is also planning several national and international research talks to disseminate his findings and discuss them for further development.

Research Facilities

Florida Poly’s Department of Mathematics faculty collaborate with colleagues in computer science, computer and electrical engineering, and data science on research associated with the University’s Advanced Mobility Institute (AMI), an institute dedicated to testing and certification methodologies for autonomous vehicles.

This interdisciplinary relationship provides unique opportunities for students to apply mathematical principles to engineering problems in real world and research-based settings.



Slated to be completed by spring 2021, Florida’s facility is a large-scale, cutting-edge facility dedicated to the research, development and testing of emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments. The 400-acre site will include a 2.25-mile long oval track, which will provide an opportunity for high-speed testing, along with a 200-acre infield that will allow for the testing of a multitude of different technologies.

Many of the opportunities are related to tolling, ITS, and automated and connected vehicles. Additionally, the entire site will be a connected environment for the testing of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications.


Applied Research Center

Florida Poly is building a 90,000 square foot Applied Research Center (ARC) that will serve as a research hub for the Central Florida region and become a magnet for high-tech development around the school. The Applied Research Center will house research and teaching laboratories, student design spaces, conference rooms, and faculty offices. The building will also provide study areas for graduate students, and a small amount of administrative space.


Make Your Passion a Career

We're here to give you the resources to land your dream internship, work alongside faculty in groundbreaking research, and to develop leadership skills to stand out in the workplace.  
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Internships are an important part of setting up you up for success after college and are a requirement for you to graduate. 
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Conduct research along side faculty that is improving lives and changing businesses, with impact ranging from local Lakeland community to the outer-reaches of space. 
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We understand the importance of feeling prepared, and we are committed to your success here and beyond. That's why we have resources to support you in your continued career development.

Get Involved Outside the Classroom

We have an active student organization community with more than 35 clubs that vary based on specific academic interests, professional development, and activities just for fun. 

Math Club

The Math Club at Florida Poly seeks to promote a healthy environment for students to embrace higher-level mathematics and develop an appreciation for mathematics in STEM-related careers. 


SPIE welcomes anyone interested in optics, lasers, and optoelectronics. This international society is driven by project-oriented researchers looking to discover new technologies involving electromagnetic radiation.

Program Requirements

Your future as a trusted professional and confident problem solver begins with some essential skills. Your General Education courses give you:

  • Critical Thinking Skills…so that you can both make and follow a reasoned argument and develop habits of organized thinking and rational analysis.
  • Communication Skills…so that you can translate thoughts into words (spoken and written) and make the complex simple.
  • Exposure to Arts/Humanities and Social/Behavioral Sciences … so that you see all problems in their larger human context.
  • Mathematical Reasoning…so that you find and follow the quantitative thread connecting all scientific inquiry.
  • Scientific Reasoning…so that you can apply the scientific method to phenomenon big and small.

Your B.S. in Engineering Mathematics requires 120 credits — typically 15 credits across eight semesters. You will complete 12 general education credits (Arts/Humanities and Social Science).

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