The mechanical engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The mechanical engineering undergraduate program has established the following program educational objectives that are consistent with the University's mission and the department's program outcomes. During the first 3-5 years after graduation, mechanical engineering graduates will:
- Advance in their professional careers and pursue graduate studies and continuous learning in areas relevant to their long-term goals;
- Demonstrate leadership and competency in professional activities such as research, experimental studies, and industrial projects;
- Be capable of working effectively in cross-functional teams, communicating effectively, and participating in the practice of mechanical engineering design; and
- Contribute to professional societies and demonstrate ethical conduct.
These program educational objectives are accomplished through the major requirements, the core curriculum, design competition experiences, internships, research opportunities, professional society involvement and extracurricular activities.
The mechanical engineering undergraduate program has established the following 11 student 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 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 the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.