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Mechanical Engineering

Managed by the world-renowned FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, the mechanical engineering program at FSU Panama City is part of a leading academic institution with excellent records of achievement in research and public service. It is designed with the students’ success in mind. With class sizes averaging fewer than 12, students benefit from a personal teaching environment and individual attention.

The program is designed to provide a background for a wide variety of careers, with an emphasis on an appropriate mix of thermal science, mechanics and materials, dynamic systems and design. 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. Graduates will have a foundation in communications skills, principles of economics and other fundamentals upon which they will draw in their professional careers.

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.



Our ABET-accredited mechanical engineering program offers students a foundation of engineering principles as well as communications skills, an understanding of economics and other fundamentals upon which they will draw in their professional careers.

Mechanical engineers design machines to work for humankind. The discipline touches every aspect of life on our planet, leading to lucrative and rewarding careers. 

High starting salaries

The average starting salary is about $55,310 with jobs available in both public and private sectors.

Continued advancement

The median annual wage for mechanical engineers is $85,580 with the top 10 percent earning more than $133,900. 

Growing demand

Employment is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, with jobs available in energy, aerospace, product manufacturing industries or government laboratories.

Get the most out of your education

Experience a more well-rounded education to pursue your career or personal goals. Add an academic minor or a certificate to your degree program, or discover new interests through a student organization. Scroll through the links to learn more.