Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering involves applying the physics of motion (force, energy, and kinematics) to design equipment, devices, and machines. Mechanical engineers have the ability to analyze and design objects and systems with motion. Mechanical engineers work in a variety of design and manufacturing industries, including aerospace, automotive, construction, energy, and robotics.

Mechanical Engineering at Francis Marion University

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program is a 4-year program. The program was created in response to demand from local industries and an internal study conducted by Francis Marion University, which suggested a need for mechanical engineers in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina. The program is housed in the Department of Physics and Engineering. Students complete a unique 123-credit hour curriculum that includes instruction in engineering, physics, and mathematics.


The mission of the mechanical engineering program is to prepare undergraduate students with the skills, capabilities, and knowledge to fulfill the local and regional needs of South Carolina.  The program is dedicated to recruiting, educating, and retaining a diverse student population by offering a rigorous, comprehensive, and unique curriculum that enables students to learn current mechanical engineering concepts.


The Mechanical Engineering program uses the educational facilities in the Leatherman Science Facility (LSF) and McNair Science Building (MSB) at Francis Marion.


The FMU Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

FMU’s Mechanical Engineering program will seek similar accreditation once prerequisites required by ABET have been met.

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