Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines and machines. They design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.
UCF’s program focuses on mechanical systems, materials, energy systems, and bio-medical applications. Students gain an in-depth understanding of engineering principles and knowledge of solid mechanics, thermodynamics, structures and properties of materials, fluid mechanics, vibrations, computer-aided design and manufacturing, and controls.
Aerospace engineers design, construct and test aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles and the associated parts, products and systems. They also test prototypes to ensure they function according to design. Aerospace engineers are employed in industries such as aircraft manufacturers, national defense, spacecraft and rocket companies, manufacturing, and government agencies such as NASA.
UCF’s program focuses on the engineering principles and concepts in aircraft and spacecraft design, development and testing. Students learn aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, stability and control, orbital mechanics and launch processing.
The Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering is designed to train graduates with professional skills enabling them to gain employment in the biomedical engineering industry or to enter competitive Biomedical Engineering PhD research programs. It also offers the option to UCF College of Medicine students to enrich education and professional careers by pursuing a tailored MSBME/MD program.
Graduates will have a command of the application of engineering principles to biological and health systems. They will gain skills in modern biomedical engineering tools, understanding of relevant physiology and biology, knowledge of contemporary topics in medical technology, and ability to engage in advanced engineering studies including elements of research, analysis, design and experimentation.
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