Mechanical Engineering

Goals and Objectives

The goals of the Mechanical Engineering program are:

  • to produce mechanical engineering graduates with a strong theoretical and applications background, whose analytical, design and laboratory experiences make them attractive to industry and capable of advanced study in engineering.
  • to produce well-rounded engineers who view engineering as a profession with social and ethical responsibilities.
  • to provide an intimate learning environment, with personal involvement of faculty with significant industrial experience.

Program Educational Objectives

Based on these goals, the educational objectives of the mechanical engineering program are to produce engineering graduates, who, during their professional career, will:

  • use their educations to become productive, contributing professionals in their chosen field.
  • demonstrate initiative in their professional activities.
  • show continued professional development.
  • understand the impact of their professional activities on society.

Student Outcomes

In accordance with the stated program educational objectives, the student outcomes of the program are to produce graduates who have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering, and science.
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.
  • an ability to design a system, component or process to meet needs within realistic constraints.
  • the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • the ability to identify, formulate, and solve mechanical engineering problems.
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • an ability to communicate effectively.
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • the recognition of need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • the ability to use techniques, skills, and tools in engineering practice.
  • the ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.
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