The Mechanical Engineering Department provides a program of professional study grounded in engineering fundamentals and arts and sciences augmented by the development of interpersonal skills, experiential learning, and an appreciation of life-long learning. Graduates are prepared to apply their knowledge to society's needs and help shape the future.
Student Outcomes - Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.
The Student Outcomes (SO) help to direct and measure the success of the Mechanical Engineering Program in accomplishing its mission. Review of the Program Outcomes is an integral part of the annual assessment process.
Upon successful completion of the ME Program, graduates will have:
A. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
A-ME. 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
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
C-ME. an ability to work professionally in both thermal science and mechanical system areas
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
H-VU. completed a broad-based education in the humanities and general studies
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-VU. demonstrated service to campus and community and responsibility to self, profession, and society