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Academic Program Guide

Engineering (Mechanical)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available at BOTH the main campus in Tallahassee, FL and the Panama City, FL campus. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four (to five) years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

All new, incoming engineering students are placed into the pre-engineering major until they have satisfied the College of Engineering prerequisite course requirements listed below. After these requirements are satisfied, students may change their major from pre-engineering to Mechanical Engineering.

An undergraduate Mechanical Engineering degree requires 128 semester credit hours for graduation. A student who has decided to major in Mechanical Engineering must successfully complete the following prerequisite courses before the major can be declared: a grade of "C minus" or better in EGN1004L First Year Engineering Laboratory; and a grade of "C minus" or better in all instances of Calculus I, Calculus II, and General Physics I. Students are allowed a single repeat for only one of these courses.

Mechanical Engineering majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all engineering courses which apply toward the degree.

Note: EGN1004L is only offered at FSU; therefore, transfer students should take this course during the first semester enrolled at FSU.

Mapping Coordinator: Emily Burgess

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition 3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
* EGN1004L First Year Engineering Lab1
GE Core Social Science or History3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC 1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
PHY 2048C General Physics A with Lab 5
COP 3014 Programming I3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1114 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EGN1004L ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Summer hrs
PHY 2049C General Physics B with Lab 5
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics course 3
MAC2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
EML3102 Engineering Thermodynamics3
EML3002L Mechanical Engineering Tools Lab3
EML3004 Engineering Statics3
MAP2302 Ordinary Differential Equations (or MAP3305 Engineering Mathematics I)3
GE Humanities or Cultural Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHM1045 and CHM1045 Lab ( ≥ C minus) in each
Complete COP3014 ( ≥ C )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
EML3011 Mechanics of Materials 3
EML3013 Dynamics 3
EML3234 Materials Science and Engineering3
EML 4550 Engineering Design Methods 3
EEL3003 Introduction to Electrical Engineering3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C minus)
Complete PHY2048C, w/Lab ( ≥ C minus)
(Students interested in pursuing BSMS track must plan to have completed general education coursework prior to Term 7)
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
EML3012 Intermediate Mechanics and Materials 3
EML 3012L Mechanics and Materials Lab (UDW with C grade)1
EML3014C System Dynamics & Vibrations3
EML 3015C Thermal-Fluids I: Fluid Mechanics4
EML3017C Mechanical Systems I4
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete PHY2049C, w/Lab ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC2313 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EML3102 ( ≥ C )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
EML 3016 Thermal-Fluids II: Heat Transfer3
EML 3018C Mechanical Systems II4
EML 4304 Experiments in Thermal and Fluid Sciences (lecture, 2) AND EML 4304L Experiments in Thermal and Fluids Sciences Lab (1) 3
EML 3811 Intro. to Mechatronics (lecture, 1) AND EML 3811L Mechatronics Lab (2)3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete EML3002L ( ≥ C )
Complete EML3004 ( ≥ C )
Complete EML 3234 ( ≥ C )
Complete MAP2302 or MAP3305 ( ≥ C )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
EML4551C Senior Design Project I (OCCR and SIP with C grade)3
5th Math Elective (Choose from MAS3105 Applied Linear Algebra I or STA3032 Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. Alternates: EGN3454, MAD3703, MAD3401, MAP3306 or MAP4341)3/4
ME Technical Elective I3
ME Technical Elective II3
GE History, Social Science or Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Complete Diversity Requirement
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
EML4552C Senior Design Project II (OCCR and SIP with C grade) 3
ME Technical Elective III3
ME Technical Elective IV or Outside Technical Elective3
GE History or Social Science3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for graduation in first two weeks
Complete Ethics Requirement
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering: Basic Engineering: Applied Mechanics, Bioengineering, Fluids Engineering, Heat Transfer, Tribology. Energy Conversion: Internal Combustion Engines, Fuels and Combustion Technologies, Gas Turbine, Nuclear Engineering, Power. Energy Resources: Advanced Energy Systems, Ocean Engineering, Petroleum, Solar Energy. Environment and Transportation: Aerospace, Air Pollution Control, Noise Control and Acoustics, Rail Transportation, Solid Waste Processing. General Engineering: Management, Safety, Technology and Society. Materials and Structures: Materials, Pressure Vessels and Piping, NDE Engineering, Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Manufacturing: Materials Handling Engineering, Plant Engineering and Maintenance, Process Industries, Production Engineering, Textile Industries. Systems and Design: Computer Engineering, Design Engineering, Dynamic Systems and Control, Mechanical and Electronic Packaging.

Representative Employers: Government, Private Business, Industry, Education

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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