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Mechanical Engineering Department Mission
The mission of the Baker College Department of Mechanical Engineering is to provide quality higher education and training in the fundamental principles and sound practice of engineering which will enable graduates to be an asset to society and successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers.
Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are:
1) To produce graduates who demonstrate professional competence in engineering practice in local and global industry environments, or in related careers in government or academia.
2) To produce graduates who exhibit effective communication, team work, and readiness for leadership while acting ethically and professionally.
3) To produce graduates who maintain awareness of societal and contemporary issues and fulfill community and society’s needs.
4) To produce graduates who actively engage in life-long learning, by completing professional development/training courses and workshops, acquiring engineering certification, or pursuing and completing an advanced degree.
Program Outcomes - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
(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 multidisciplinary 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
(l) an ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components, or processes
(m) an ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas