is a pretty weird School. First thing is it is
GREATLY OVERPRICED. trust me its not worth the money AT ALL. go to a school like UCF, its a better
campus or Texas A&M both are higher rated schools and
cost 1/2 as much.
The school sometimes gives you the
feeling that your just a product, that they are trying
to exploit. people rarely graduate ontime, and most of the
courses are only offered ONCE A YEAR. so if you
fail one class, sometimes you have to wait an entire
year before you can advance. Which sucks badly
The school it self is a fun
experience, its small but very diversed. You'll meet alot of
students from all over the world, I had 3 roomates
2 from Africa 1 from the caribbean. it was a
really interesting learning experience, my best friends were from Japan
and thailand. its a great place to learn about new
Interms of classes, the teachers are very bright but
cant teach. Some of them are down right boring, others
are very ineffective at explaining the concepts their trying to
As for the course material, I dont think
they teach you enough practical knowledge. I would have liked
to learn more about welding, get more experience on the
mill, lathe, CNC and other machines. not saying a mechanical
engineer should be an AWS certified welder, but heshould have
at least a basic ideo of what welding is, and
the different welding methods out there.
Also they dont teach
you current CAE programs being used in industry. Case in
point, they teach you Pro/E wildfire. Most companies still use
Auto Cad or they have upgraded to Solidworks.
give you an option in your programing class to do
C++ or Fortran, NO ONE USES FORTRAN. Why is this
even a choice, and as a Student why do they
expect you to know these things?
As an ME student
you never learn about composite materials (carbon fibre, fiberglass, etc)
which is becoming more standard in just about any industry
you'll get into after graduation.
Bottom line is before you
sign up for school, you need to think seriously about
what you want to get into and then choose the
right electives to help you achieve your goals. If your
interested in Automotive engineering or racing technology like i was,
then taking Aircraft structures is a very good decision. That
class will teach you all you need to know about
composite materials and more popular .
Given the choice to
do it all over Id go to Texas A&M instead.
Im currently transferring to another institution to complete my degree
Also MELBOURNE SUCKS SO MUCH ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BORING TOWN. GO TO UCF