The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to develop professional engineers with strong technical expertise rooted in a liberal arts tradition, by nurturing a high-quality learning and research environment.
Objectives and Outcomes
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has adopted the following educational objectives. These objectives are consistent with the mission of the University, School of Engineering. The educational objectives of the mechanical engineering undergraduate program are that the graduates will:
- Use their technical and intellectual competency, versatility, and ethical foundations while engaged in careers or advanced studies within the traditional mechanical engineering discipline or other fields of interest (e.g., other engineering disciplines, law, medicine, finance).
- Be productive team members while solving problems of local, national, and international scope within a modern global, environmental and ethical framework.
- Contribute to professional, educational, and social institutions by applying their knowledge and skill towards the advancement of technology and the betterment of society.
- Continue to learn and further develop and expand their knowledge and skill sets.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has adopted the student outcomes recommended by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies