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The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

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Program Educational Objectives

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has adopted the following program education objectives (PEOs) that are reviewed by our constituencies on a regular basis. Our program educational objectives are consistent with the University and college mission, our department goals and are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objects are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

Within a few years after graduation, our graduates are:

  • making meaningful contributions to their industry and the engineering profession;
  • successfully taking on increased responsibilities, demonstrating leadership, and exhibiting good citizenship through service, mentoring, and effective collaboration;
  • using fundamental principles to provide and communicate innovative and practical solutions for technical, environmental, health, business, and/or social challenges; and
  • engaging in advanced study or continuing to develop their engineering skills while progressing in their careers.

    Achievement of PEOs is based on student outcomes (SOs) that are adopted from ABET Criterion 3. SOs describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

Student Learning Outcomes in Mechanical Engineering

Upon graduation, the students will have obtained:

  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.
Abet Accredited