Program Educational Objectives

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  • Program Educational Objectives

    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.

    Student Outcomes

    Students graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering will have demonstrated:

    1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    2. 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
    3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

    Enrollments and Graduates

    Academic Year Total Enrollment BS Degrees Awarded
    2012-13 217 52
    2013-14 223 58
    2014-15 244 62
    2015-16 258 56
    2016-17 227 65
    2017-18 215 78
    2018-19 182 31

    The enrollment numbers may fluctuate slightly during the year.  Note that “Total Enrollment” includes all freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled that year.  “BS Degrees Awarded” include all within the total enrollment who graduated or are expected to graduate.  This page is updated periodically.

  • Program Educational Objectives

    Our primary objective is to educate an exceptional group of science-oriented engineers who, after graduation, will be successful and on track to become leaders among their peers (1) in the best graduate programs in engineering, science, medical schools, or law schools, and (2) in industry, government laboratories and other organizations.

    Student Outcomes

    Students graduating with a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics will have demonstrated:

    1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    2. 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
    3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

    Enrollments and Graduates

    Academic Year Total Enrollment BS Degrees Awarded
    2012-13 17 2
    2013-14 13 1
    2014-15 17 3
    2015-16 18 5
    2016-17 15 4
    2017-18 11 3
    2018-19 10 3

    The enrollment numbers may fluctuate slightly during the year.  Note that “Total Enrollment” includes all freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled that year.  “BS Degrees Awarded” include all within the total enrollment who graduated or are expected to graduate.  This page is updated periodically.

  • The B.S. in the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

    Additional information from the Whiting School of Engineering regarding our ABET Accreditation can be found here.

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