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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.

STUDENT OUTCOMES:

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.

(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 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

(h)  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and  societal context

(i)  a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j)  a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k)  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.