Course Highlights: What you need to know

  • Thermodynamics
  • Introduction to Instrumentation and Characterization
  • Nanotechnology with laboratory
  • Innovation and Emerging Technologies
  • Diploma from an accredited high school
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Transfer: 2.0 minimum GPA
  • Transfer: Transcripts from all colleges attended
  • What is the field of mechanical and industrial engineering?

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

    Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering that determines effective ways of production using people, machines and materials in order to solve real-world challenges and optimize processes and systems.

    What do mechanical and industrial 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.

    Industrial engineers analyze, design and test facilities, manufacturing systems and other workplace systems. They manage services, materials, quality assurance and other processes to eliminate wastefulness in production processes.

    What makes Florida Polytechnic University’s Mechanical & Industrial Engineering degree program unique?

    Students who major in mechanical and industrial 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 & industrial engineering degree graduates?

    Engineers with a mechanical and industrial 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.

    Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Degree Professors

    Christopher Coughlin

    Associate Professor, Nanotechnology, Multifunctional Materials

    Christina Drake

    Assistant Professor of Electrical, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

    Richard Matyi

    Associate Professor, Nanotechnology, Multifunctional Materials & Director of the Nanotechnology Program

    Huseyin Ucar

    Assistant Professor of Nanotechnology & Multifunctional Materials