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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) , FL,
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at University of South Florida take coursework in thermodynamics, heat transfer, instrumentation, measurements, solid and fluid mechanics, dynamics, machine analysis and design, mechanical design, manufacturing processes, vibrations and controls.


Graduates of this program are employed in design, manufacturing, contracting, operations, marketing, and management in virtually all segments of industry and government, including, but not limited to: aeronautics, aerospace and propulsion; automotive, internal combustion engines, fuel cells and transportation; propulsion systems; power generation; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; structures and machinery design; mining and oil exploration; paper, textile, food, and petrochemical industries/processing/manufacturing; micro and nano materials and semiconductors; and biomaterials and bioengineering. There are abundant career opportunities in a wide range of industries because mechanical equipment is required in every aspect of modern industry.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is to provide a quality undergraduate and graduate education for students entering the mechanical engineering profession or seeking careers in related fields: to advance scientific knowledge through basic and applied research; to disseminate technical information through scholarly publications, conferences and continuing education; to advance the profession through service within the associated societies, and to promote activities which serve global development.

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

Our Graduates, within 3-5 years of graduation, will successfully:

  • Apply concepts of science, mathematics, computation, and engineering in their chosen profession.
  • Apply knowledge and skills essential to engineering processes, such as design, analysis, synthesis, fabrication and experimental techniques.
  • Demonstrate skills for professional interaction and leadership including multi-disciplinary collaboration, and effective oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrate continued career development as well as professional and ethical responsibility within the global, societal and economic context.
Mechanical Engineering is offered at University of South Florida.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 Credit Hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Foundations of Engineering
  • Foundations of Engineering Laboratory
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Engineering Economics with Social and Global Implications
  • Materials Engineering 
  • Introduction to Electrical Systems 
  • Thermodynamics 
  • Probability & Statistics for Engineers

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Completion of the following courses with a cumulative 3.0 GPA based on best attempt and a minimum grade of C in each course:
  • Calculus I (MAC 2311 or MAC 2281)

  • Calculus II (MAC 2312 or MAC 2282)

  • Calculus-based Physics I with Lab (PHY 2048 and PHY 2048L)

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.0A minimum USF GPA of 2.0

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6410 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tampa

  • 1122 - 1960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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