Department of Mechanical Engineering


ABET EAC Image Clemson University's bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Program Educational Objectives

  • Mechanical Engineering graduates employed in engineering practice will be advancing in level of responsibility enabled by the professional relevance of their education.
  • Mechanical Engineering graduates engaged in advanced study will be enabled by the academic soundness of their education.
  • Mechanical Engineering graduates employed in non-traditional areas will be advancing in level of responsibility enabled by the breadth of their education.
  • Mechanical Engineering graduates will practice life-long learning and assume the responsibilities of citizenship encouraged by the holistic quality of their education.


Student Outcomes in Mechanical Engineering

Upon graduation, the students will have obtained:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. 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.
  13. an ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas


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