"Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them." — James A. Michener

Is Pre-Mechanical Engineering right for you?

Do you have a desire to understand how gadgets work? Are you fascinated by all things mechanical and have a passion for technology? If so, USFSM’s Pre-Mechanical Engineering program, also known as Bridge to Engineering, might be the right program for you!

In partnership with the College of Engineering at USF in Tampa, students are now able to enroll in pre-engineering courses at USF Sarasota-Manatee. A pre-engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from USFSM offers students the option to prepare for engineering careers where they already live and work. This program gives students convenient access to USF’s world-class engineering programs, with a 2-plus-2 college course plan.

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. 

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