The undergraduate mechanical engineering program is designed to prepare students for successful careers in engineering by providing them with the following: a balanced education in mechanical engineering fields; a foundational knowledge in mathematics and physical sciences; a broad general education in the humanities/arts, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies; training for effective communication and team work; and an understanding and commitment of an engineer’s professional and ethical responsibilities. Our educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies: employers, alumni, students and faculty. We expect our graduates to attain the following educational objectives within a few years of graduation:
1. To become successful professionals
2. To successfully apply engineering knowledge and tools to solve technical problems and challenges, and to design and/or manufacture valuable products or processes.
3. To make contributions to their professional fields, exhibit effective communication skills, and become a valuable team member.
4. To continue professional development and assume professional and leadership responsibility.
The graduates of undergraduate mechanical engineering program should attain the following outcomes by the time of graduation:
A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
B. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
C. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as scheduling, economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
D. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
E. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
F. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
G. An ability to communicate effectively and professionally
H. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
I. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
J. Knowledge of contemporary issues
K. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice