We will become the school of choice for students, faculty, staff, and collaborators who strive for the highest quality education and research.
- We provide highest quality education to mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate students.
- We provide solutions to technological challenges through innovative research.
Program Educational Objectives
Consistent with the above missions, the Program Educational Objectives of the ME program to prepare our students for successful careers in engineering are:
- Our graduates will have successful professional careers in industry, graduate schools, public or federal institutions or entrepreneurial endeavors.
- Our graduates will assume leadership roles in shaping the contemporary technological, intellectual and business worlds.
Currently, we use the outcomes which are the standard ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission required outcomes for engineering programs:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- 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;
- 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;
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Mechanical Engineering Program Criteria
The ME program satisfies the following two mechanical engineering program criteria.
The curriculum must require students 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; and prepare students to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems while requiring topics in each area.
The program must demonstrate that faculty members responsible for the upper-level professional program are maintaining currency in their specialty area.