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.
  • produce well-rounded engineers who view engineering as a profession with social and ethical responsibilities.
  • provide an intimate learning environment, with personal involvement of faculty with significant industrial experience.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the academic program is preparing the graduates to achieve.
Mechanical engineering graduates 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

Student outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. At the conclusion of the mechanical engineering program, the student will:

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