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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is concerned with energy and its transformations and the design of objects and structures that move. Mechanical engineers are responsible for conceiving, designing, manufacturing, testing, and marketing devices and systems that alter, transfer, transform and utilize the energy form that ultimately causes motion. Employment opportunities range over product design, development, manufacturing, sales, management, teaching, and research. Employers include industrial companies, consulting firms, and government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The UNF Office of Career Services provides information on companies seeking mechanical engineering graduates for permanent positions or current students for employment in cooperative education positions.

Program Educational Objectives

UNF Engineering graduates will:

  1. be engaged in successful careers in industry through their strong technical, hands-on, critical thinking, and team player skills.
  2. have initiative to advance and become culturally aware leaders and mentors in their chosen profession and/or community
  3. be innovators through professional growth, continuing education, and research.

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, Mechanical Engineering students will have achieved the following Student Outcomes:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. an ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations)
  9. an ability to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes
  10. Prepare students to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems while requiring topics in each area.

Program Details


Through the university governance and administrative processes, after publication of these curriculum maps, changes may occur in the academic calendar, admission and graduation requirements, academic programs, course offering, policies, and regulation. As a result, these curriculum maps should not be construed as an agreement between the School of Engineering and the reader or as an irrevocable commitment from the School of Engineering to the reader. While a reasonable effort will be made to publicize such changes, a student in encouraged to seek current information from appropriate offices, because responsibility for complying with all applicable requirements ultimately rests with the student.

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