Mechanical Engineering

Compliance with ABET APPM


Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are:
(1) to provide a thorough education in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering so students can enter into engineering practice, obtain professional registration if desired and/or enter into graduate study
(2) to provide engineering and liberal arts students with an appreciation of the important role of engineering as a fundamental human endeavor
(3) to promote the involvement of undergraduate students in scholarly research with faculty.
(4) to promote an appreciation of cultural diversity and the international nature of the engineering practice through terms abroad and international terms in industry
(5) to guide and advise students by providing individual academic counseling and promoting discourse among students, faculty, alumni and engineering professionals
(6) to encourage enrichment of the educational experience through a variety of extracurricular professional activities
(7) to develop and use the best educational methods and maintain modern teaching and research facilities

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, our students will have:
(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

Recent Graduate and Enrollment Data
As of the end of the most recent academic year, the number of B.S.M.E. degrees awarded was: 52 (class of 2019), and the number of students declared as Mechanical Engineering majors was: 48 (2020), 50 (2021) and 58 (2022).