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 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 Industrial Engineering program uses the educational facilities in the Leatherman Science Facility (LSF) at Francis Marion.
The FMU Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
FMU’s Mechanical Engineering program will seek similar accreditation once prerequisites required by ABET have been met.