Mechanical Engineering Program Objectives and Outcomes
Updated September 30, 2011
Our primary objective is to educate an exceptional group of engineers who, after graduation, will be (1) successful and on track to become leaders among their peers in industry, government laboratories and other organizations, and (2) advanced students in the best graduate programs.
Students graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering will have demonstrated the ability to:
- Understand and apply the fundamentals of mathematics (through linear algebra and multivariate calculus), numerical methods, statistical analysis and physical sciences (physics and chemistry) necessary to attain competence in the mechanical engineering disciplines,
- Design, conduct, evaluate, and report experiments, including analysis and statistical interpretation of data,
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems in the areas of thermo-fluid and mechanical systems,
- Use basic concepts from mechanical engineering sciences, modern engineering tools (machine-tools, laboratory instrumentation, and computer hardware and software), and related subjects to design mechanical engineering components and processes, taking into account constraints such as manufacturability, cost, safety, environmental and socio-political impacts,
- Enter professional practice and/or graduate school, with the recognition of the need for life-long learning and the ability to pursue it,
- Use effective communication and multidisciplinary teamwork, possess awareness of professional and ethical responsibilities, have an appreciation for the societal, economic, and environmental impacts of engineering.
The B.S. in the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Additional information from the Whiting School of Engineering regarding our ABET Accreditation can be found here.