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College of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

The School of Mechanical Engineering offers coursework leading to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.ME).

The program educational objectives of the School of Mechanical Engineering are to matriculate graduates who conduct themselves in a responsible, professional and ethical manner (citizenship), and who upon the years following graduation, are committed to:

1. Discovery

  • Actively embracing leadership roles in the practice of engineering in industry and government organizations (including both traditional and emerging technical areas).
  • Conducting research and development across disciplines (via graduate study or industry) to advance technology and foster innovation in order to compete successfully in the global economy.
  • Applying their engineering problem-solving skills to less-traditional career paths (e.g., law, medicine, business, education, start-up ventures, public policy, etc.).

2. Learning

  • Actively participating in ongoing professional development opportunities (conferences, workshops, short courses, graduate education, etc.).
  • Updating and adapting their core knowledge and abilities to compete in the ever-changing global enterprise.
  • Developing new knowledge and skills to pursue new career opportunities.

3. Engagement

  • Serving as ambassadors for the engineering profession, inspiring others to develop a passion for engineering.
  • Exchanging and applying knowledge to create new opportunities that advance society and solve a variety of technical and social problems.
  • Advancing entrepreneurial ventures and fostering activities that support sustainable economic development to enhance the quality of life of people in the state, across the country and around the world.

In order for students to achieve these objectives, the program of study should satisfy the comprehensive set of program outcomes categorized in three areas: engineering foundational skills, professional skills and emerging skills.