Mechanical Engineering Objectives and Outcomes

Educational Objectives

To satisfy the mission, the department has established the following educational objectives:

  1. Provide graduates with high-quality preparation for the practice of mechanical engineering at the professional level.
  2. Prepare graduates to pursue graduate studies, to engage in lifelong learning, and to offer service to their professions, community, and society.
  3. Prepare graduates to supply technical and engineering expertise to industry, government, and their community.

Student Outcomes

As specified for accreditation, the mechanical engineering program assures the students will be able to:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • identify professional and ethical responsibility;
  • communicate effectively;
  • apply the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning;
  • identify contemporary issues
  • use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools, necessary for engineering practice.