Mission and Educational Objectives

The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is to develop mechanical engineering graduates who are distinguished by their skills in design, analysis, handsā€on engineering, problem solving, communication, and leadership; and who are keenly aware of their ethical responsibilities in a global society.

Program Educational Objectives

Within three to five years after graduation our graduates will:

  1. Attain successful employment in mechanical engineering and related fields
  2. Exhibit practical ingenuity and creativity as members of engineering teams and communities
  3. Become contributing citizens who are conscientious of ethical and societal responsibilities
  4. Independently extend their learning to excel in fields about which they are passionate

The BSME curriculum is designed to meet requirements set forth by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Each student completing the BSME degree will demonstrate mastery of the following competencies as established by ABET:

a) Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b) Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c) 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) Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g) 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) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j) Knowledge of contemporary issues.
k) Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.



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