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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 Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a comprehensive curriculum (grounded in foundational mathematics and physics) that prepares you for professional work or further graduate study. Design is integrated throughout the curriculum. You will gain experience with engineering computer software and a range of laboratory tools as you progress toward upper level coursework and a yearlong senior capstone project.

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Program and Student Outcomes 

For each of the programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, students are expected to be able to know and do the following upon completion of their selected program:
an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
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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