USFSM has partnered with USF College of Engineering to bring a dynamic Pre-Mechanical Engineering program to the Sarasota-Manatee region.
In combination with USF in Tampa, USFSM will begin the program in Fall 2016, offering
local students the option to prepare for engineering careers where they already live
This program supports USFSM’s emphasis on expanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs to meet the evolving workforce needs of local and regional communities. Bridge to Engineering offers students convenient access to USF’s world-class engineering programs, keeping bright students in the Tampa Bay region to enter careers in a number of growing STEM-related fields.
Students in the program will take requisite undergraduate courses at USFSM for the first two years, which align with USF’s mechanical engineering program in Tampa. Once students complete these courses, students will be eligible to continue their studies at USF’s College of Engineering in Tampa. Eligible students must have maintained a 2.0 overall GPA and 3.0 GPA in required calculus and physics courses. Students accepted into the program must also meet regularly with USFSM advisors for guidance in choosing requisite courses.