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Ocean Engineering BlurbOcean engineering combines aspects of mechanical, civil and electrical engineering with naval architecture and applied oceanography.

Check out the Ocean Engineering program page to learn more about the degree!

Blog: Sharing the Classroom with Robots

Mechanical engineering bloggerAlejandra is a mechanical engineering student whose passion lies with robots, but also music and theatre. 

Learn about her favorite Florida Tech robot, PantherBot, and the rest of her adventures at her Florida Tech blog!

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Lily Buth '15 | Biological Sciences
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Testimonials

Yusuke Sato '14
Mechanical Engineering
Alumni
It didn't take long to learn what an amazing campus Florida Tech is. It is filled with kind people, great weather, and magnificent facilities that had all made my college experience such a great one.
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Mark Nanney '14
Ocean Engineering & Mechanical Engineering
Alumni
I like that all of my professors were extremely knowledgeable about their subject areas. I could ask them questions and they could provide the necessary help.
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Alejandra Dominguez '15
Mechanical Engineering
Miramar, FL
Current Student
What I like about the Mechanical Engineering program is that we're at the front of innovation. We take the latest technology and make it better, faster, smaller and less expensive. I also love that we have the ability to completely change the world and everyday life with the different types of technology we create. Plus, robots are cool.
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Jacob Clary '17
Mechanical Engineering
Palm Bay, FL
Current Student
The hands-on aspect of the mechanical engineering program is great. You are able to jump into a design project as soon as your first semester of freshmen year.
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Diego Ramirez '15
Mechanical Engineering
Lima, Peru
Current Student
Florida Tech has a great mechanical engineering program with a good environment that showcases a lot of opportunities. The best part about my degree program is that I feel like I am getting a great preparation for my future career. Also, the robots are sweet, too!
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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is dedicated to the analysis, design and fabrication of systems–machines, engines, products and technologies–that provide conversion between mechanical, electrical and thermal energies. Choosing Florida Tech for a mechanical engineering degree puts you in a program listed among the Fiske Guide's "Engineering/Top Technical Institutes" and Parade Magazine's College A-List in Engineering.

Whether you want to design a more efficient power generator, develop new methods of automation or engineer the latest machine system, a mechanical engineering degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in engineering and experience in fields like instrumentation and thermal systems.

Gain Practical Experience

Mechanical engineering encompasses four major subfields: design and structures, thermal-fluid sciences, control systems, and materials science and manufacturing. You'll get started on your mechanical engineering degree concentration right away, taking core courses like Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Calculus-Based Physics in your first year. New technical electives allow you to specialize in unique career-track subfields such as systems engineering, nuclear technology and energy engineering, making you a hot prospect in the eyes of future employers.

As a senior working towards your mechanical engineering degree, you'll complete an exciting senior design project in collaboration with a team of your peers. Together, you'll conceptualize, design, construct and present a machine, gadget or structure that fulfills a real-world need. You'll present your project to industry leaders and employers, and may compete in international events. As a result, you get practical experience, an expanded professional network and perhaps even a pre-graduation job offer.

Build Professional Relationships with a degree in Mechanical Engineering

Beyond the classroom, mechanical engineering majors build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like Sigma Gamma Tau (mechanical engineering honor society), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Student Government and over 100 other campus-wide student organizations.

Get Recruited Upon Graduation

Employers seek out graduates with a mechanical engineering degree from Florida Tech. Employers that have recruited our students for internships and careers include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, GE, Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman.

Earn an Advanced Degree in Mechanical Engineering

After receiving their mechanical engineering degree, many of our students go on to graduate school at universities such as Florida Tech, Stanford, MIT, Johns Hopkins, Virginia Tech and Yale.