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:

    • (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 techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

    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 80 anticipated

    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:

    • (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 techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

    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 6 (anticipated)

    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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