Create modern machines
Mechanical engineers design machines to work for humankind. In a concrete way, mechanical engineering touches every aspect of life on our planet. Mechanical engineers design or work with computers, machines, power systems, factory production lines or vehicles for sea, land, air and space.
The College of Engineering is jointly managed by Florida State University and Florida A & M University.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more information on accreditation visit the College of Engineering's objectives and student outcomes for this degree program. The department's mission statement, program educational objectives and student outcomes can be found below. Program educational objectives are "broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation." Student outcome are "what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program."
Program educational objectives are periodically reviewed by the program's constituencies to ensure they remain consistent with the institutional mission, program's constituents' needs, and ABET criteria. The Department has also established a systematic process which assesses and evaluates the extent to which student outcomes are being attained. This process is systematically utilized as an input for the continuous improvement of the program.
Mechanical engineers design machines to work for humankind. Mechanical engineers design or work with computers, machines, power systems, factory production lines or vehicles for sea, land, air and space. A bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from FSU Panama City is designed to provide a background for a wide variety of careers. The discipline of mechanical engineering is very broad, but generally emphasizes an appropriate mix of thermal science, mechanics and materials, dynamic systems, and design. Graduates typically enter various energy, aerospace, product manufacturing industries, or government laboratories.
The undergraduate program is designed to impart a broad knowledge in basic and engineering sciences and to provide a solid understanding of contemporary engineering practices. The program also seeks to provide students with a foundation in communications skills, principles of economics, and other fundamentals upon which they will draw in their professional careers.