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Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, mechanical engineering graduates will be:

  • Problem Solvers, applying engineering skills and knowledge for the benefit of employers and society,
  • Contributors to the practice and theory of science and engineering,
  • Communicators, effectively presenting ideas and solutions to audiences of various backgrounds and technical understanding,
  • Team Builders, working effectively and professionally with others to accomplish organizational goals,
  • Citizens, committed to enriching the engineering community and adhering to the highest ethical standards, and
  • Leaders within the engineering profession offering guidance and support to the engineering and related communities.


To attain the above-stated goals, we strive to achieve the following specific and measurable outcomes in our students while they are studying with us. Throughout the students’ course of study the faculty and their designees will assess the extent to which students are meeting these expected outcomes.

(1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.

(2) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

(3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

(4) an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

(5) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

(6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

(7) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.