Ask a Panther Pro: Magnetic Levitation
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Crash Test Smarty
Dr. David Fleming is a professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and the coordinator for the Florida Tech Structural Mechanics Lab. The lab allows him and his students to study crashes of vehicles and the computer modeling of structures.
Learn more about Dr. Fleming in his Florida Tech Faculty Profile.
Other Mechanical Engineering Colleges Can't Compete with Florida Tech
Advanced Engineering and Science Education in a Personalized Learning Environment
Florida Tech's small class size and strong community of ambitious undergraduate students are just two of the benefits our students enjoy. Other mechanical engineering colleges may have a tough time competing with low faculty-to-student ratios and a family-oriented learning environment. Students at Florida Tech also find a team environment for classwork and homework, and as part of design or research teams.
Experienced Faculty of Professional Engineers
The mechanical engineering faculty comprises a mix of well-established professors in their field who bring new expertise and development in novel technical areas -- something you would expect from top mechanical engineering colleges. Students work closely with professors who are committed to providing superior education and personalized attention. Our professors are active researchers with main focus areas in design, structures and mechanisms; thermal-fluid sciences; controls and mechatronics; and material science.
High-Tech Research and Teaching Laboratories
Quality mechanical engineering colleges provide many opportunities for qualified students to participate in cutting-edge internships and research projects and Florida Tech is no different. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities housed in the F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, a three-story cutting-edge facility equipped with the latest electronic and communications technology, specialized research and teaching laboratories and a 142-seat multimedia auditorium. Within the department, students have access to the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, Shock Tube and Rocket Test Stand, Robotics Laboratory, Dynamic Systems and Controls Lab, Aerospace Systems and Propulsion Laboratory and Materials Testing Laboratory.
Study in an Accredited Program
A statistic that illustrates why Florida Tech is one of the best mechanical engineering colleges is this: The Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Surrounded by Over 5,000 High-Tech Companies
In terms of location, many mechanical engineering colleges don't come close to Florida Tech. The 130-acre campus is located on the Space Coast and within Florida's High Tech Corridor, which puts it amid the fifth largest high-tech workforce in the country and more than 5,000 high-tech companies, such as NASA Kennedy Space Center and the Florida Solar Energy Center. These relationships give faculty and students the ability to keep up with the latest advances in science and engineering.
Florida Tech is just minutes from Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Indian River Lagoon, the most diverse ecosystem in North America. Area attractions, social activities, sporting events and shopping make Florida Tech one of the best mechanical engineering colleges in the country.