Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering

General

Program Description

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

Career paths

Previous students have found full-time positions in the aerospace, automotive, chemical, construction, defense, pharmaceutical and electronics industries at organizations such as General Motors, Boeing, Intel, Draper Laboratory, Lockheed, Harris Corporation, Syniverse, Boston Scientific, Saudi Aramco and more.

Pathways

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY

CREDIT HOUR DETAILS

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 18 credit hours remaining towards degree

Semester 1

  • English for International Students I
  • Fluid and Thermal Science Course from list below
  • Mechanics and System Course from list below

Semester 2

  • English for International Students II
  • Fluid and Thermal Science Course from list below
  • Mechanics and System Course from list below

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY

CREDIT HOUR DETAILS

  • 30 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 21 credit hours remaining towards degree

Semester 1

  • Mechanics and System Course from list below
  • Fluid and Thermal Science Course from list below
  • Mechanics and System Course from list below

NOTE: This program can be completed in 16 months including the Pathway program.

FLUID AND THERMAL SCIENCES COURSES

  • Advanced Thermo and Statistical Mechanics
  • Advanced Conduction Analysis
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Convection Heat Transfer

MECHANICS AND SYSTEM COURSES

  • Advanced Dynamics of Machinery
  • Applied Elasticity
  • Failure of Mechanisms in Materials
  • Advanced Materials
  • Synthesis of Vibrating Systems

What are the progression requirements to the university's graduate degree program?

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following University of South Florida Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • Minimum 3.25 GPA in Pathway
  • At least one A grade in core graduate courses, and no grade lower than B
  • No Incomplete or Withdraw grades
  • No GRE required

You are guaranteed admission to the Master of Mechanical Engineering program at USF after successfully completing the Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering and meeting all progression requirements.

Key course facts

Course length: 1-2 semesters

Start dates: January, August

Fees: 2017-18: 2-Semester Pathway from $30,180; 1-Semester Pathway from $17,360

Entry requirements

Age: No minimum age but must have proof of high school graduation

Academic: 4-year undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with select Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering coursework with a 2.5 GPA

English language:

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65-78, IELTS 5.5-6.0 (All subscores minimum 5.0), PTEA 44-52, completion of Academic English Level 5 or Password Test Level 6

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 79+, IELTS 6.5+, PTEA 53+

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

Last updated July 2019

About the School

With bright, modern classrooms, an expansive learning resource center and specialized support areas, INTO University of South Florida gives you the best possible start as a university student. The con ... Read More

With bright, modern classrooms, an expansive learning resource center and specialized support areas, INTO University of South Florida gives you the best possible start as a university student. The convenient location, in the heart of campus, makes it easy to access all the benefits of being a USF student. Read less