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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering graduate program at Florida Tech provides a course of study that advances engineers in their professional careers or prepares them for further study in a doctoral program.

Ranked as a Tier One Best National University by U.S. News & World Report in 2013 as well as top 200 World Universities 2013–2014 by Times of London Higher Education, Florida Tech's master's in mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Offered with both a thesis and non-thesis option, a master's in mechanical engineering gives graduates advanced knowledge in the analysis, design and fabrication of machines, engines, products and technologies. This multi-disciplinary approach mimics the expertise and problem-solving capabilities graduates are expected to have once in the workplace.

Students in the master's in mechanical engineering program must choose one of the following areas of specialization:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Dynamic Systems – Robotics and Controls
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology
  • Structures: Solid Mechanics and Materials
  • Thermal Fluid Sciences

Experienced Faculty

Students in the master's in mechanical engineering program at Florida Tech experience small class sizes and a dedicated faculty who mentor students for success. Faculty members are professional engineers who also conduct research in which graduate students can participate and contribute including such projects as:

  • Design of robotic mechanical systems
  • Theoretical kinematics
  • Laser material processing
  • Bio-heat transfer
  • Automobile aerodynamics
  • Thermodynamic power cycles

The faculty members offer a rich and varied background including professional consulting and military experience.

Gain Practical Experience

Because Florida Tech is a top-tier research institution, students in the master's in mechanical engineering program participate in rigorous scientific research – both faculty-led and projects of their choosing.

In addition, mechanical engineering majors build leadership and professional experience through internships, graduate research/student assistantships and research scholarships from organizations such as:

  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation
  • Boeing
  • University Graduate Scholarship
  • Society of Women Engineers

The learning experience includes system/system design, manufacturing and testing, computational fluid dynamics and simulation and research and development of complex systems. The university is surrounded by thriving organizations such as NASA/Kennedy Space Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Embraer, GE, Harris, and Piper Aircraft, who provide internship and employment opportunities.

Doctoral Degree

Graduates of the master's in mechanical engineering program who wish to continue their education at Florida Tech can choose to enter the doctoral program. Candidates work closely with a committee of advisors on advanced doctoral research programs that are sponsored by government agencies or industry.

Careers

Graduates can expect to find an abundance of job opportunities in design and development, field service, software development and at leading engineering firms. Employers that have recruited graduates with a master's in mechanical engineering degree from Florida Tech include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA/Kennedy Space Center, Pratt & Whitney, US Army, Mainstream Engineering, GE, Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman.