About Us

Mission & Objectives


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.



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

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


a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
l. A knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in at least one.
m. An ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations.
n. A familiarity with statistics and linear algebra.
o. An ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas including the design and realization of such systems.