The Mechanical Engineering program offers a variety of resources to help fund your studies and enrich your learning experience. Financial assistance for graduate students is available through Teaching Assistantships (TA) and Research Assistantships (RA) for well qualified graduate students.
Scholarships as well as travel and publication grants may be available through student chapters of professional societies such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Florida Tech actively partners with industry in seeking and publicizing internship and co-op opportunities. Industry practitioners participate in the Mechanical Engineering program as guest speakers, project judges and hosts for class field trips to construction sites or supporting industries. There is a an FIT career fair in both the fall and spring terms where you have the opportunity to meet and potentially interview with companies seeking interns or full-time employees. Although there is no formal requirement for students to complete an internship, we strongly encourage students to do so. Usually students do internships during the summer, either in the local area or at home. Some students also work as an intern part-time during the academic year.