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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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May 18, 2023
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About Mechanical Engineering

The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering combines quantitative, design and technical knowledge with hands-on skill in preparation for one of the world’s most versatile and in-demand professions. From nano-scaled innovations in medicine to the future of space flight, mechanical engineers design the future.


Careers in Mechanical Engineering

Nearly every change in business, science and engineering involves mechanical engineers. The job is highly individualistic and flexible because it is so broad. That means job security and professional challenge for those willing to keep their knowledge and skills fresh and relevant.



The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program is designed to provide a synergetic foundation in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering through broad educational experience. The program offers concentrations in Aerospace, Energy, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing,  Robotics, Automotive, Operations Research, Simulations, and Advanced Topics. The program seeks to inoculate an understanding of the fundamental principles of science and engineering by providing students with experiences in our hallmark design sequence with project-based learning activities and applied research opportunities.

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Program Educational Objectives

Graduates are expected to be prepared with a solid academic foundation and professional skills that are essential in today’s workforce with the diversity and ever-evolving role of mechanical engineers.  Graduates are expected to attain the following within a few years of graduation.  

  1. Apply the fundamentals concepts of mathematics, science, technology, and mechanical engineering to solve real life problems of societal, global, environmental, and economic consequence.
  2. Achieve professional success cultivating collaboration with multidisciplinary team and constituencies through their technical knowledge, communication abilities and leaderships skills.
  3. Demonstrate on-going career development as adaptive and independent professionals pursuing opportunities in continuing professional education ranging from industry-related training to advanced degrees, with entrepreneurial spirit and, and an ethical responsibility to self and society.


Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the mechanical engineering degree program, students will attain the following outcomes to be ready to enter professional practice of engineering.

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that met specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informal judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.  


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.

Meet the Faculty

Mary Vollaro, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Sanna Siddiqui, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chris Kelley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Daren Watson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Edwar Romero-Ramirez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Elisabeth Kames, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Gerardo Carbajal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Matt Bohm, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Younggil Park, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Musa Norouzian Reykandeh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Navindra Wijeyeratne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Seyed Soltani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Alexander Murphy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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.
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Purple Fire Robotics

Students focus on building Combat, VEX, and other robotics and entering them in competitions around the region and across the nation. The Purple Fire Robotics team welcomes students of all skill levels to join. 


The ASTRO Club aims to provide a medium in which students can apply the theoretical knowledge learned in class to physical projects related to space.

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