Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to prepare graduates who:

  • Demonstrate competence in engineering practice in local and global industry environments, or in related careers in government or academia.
  • Exhibit effective communication, team work, and readiness for leadership while acting ethically and professionally.
  • Maintain awareness of societal and contemporary issues and fulfill community and society’s needs.
  • Actively engage in lifelong learning, by completing professional development/training courses and workshops, acquiring engineering certification, or pursuing and completing an advanced degree.

Student Outcomes

Graduates will Demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively.
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. 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.
  13. an ability to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems areas.


Featured Alumni

If you have a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering you will have a job for the rest of your life. And to know that what I do can potentially save a life is very moving and motivating. It makes me want to go to work.

- Conner Booth, BS Mechanical Engineering
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