The following statements describe the career and professional accomplishments that we prepare our graduates to achieve. We expect measurable progress toward these objectives within three to five years of graduation.
Our graduates will:
- be valued members of their organizations because of their skills and abilities as mechanical engineers;
- solve complex technical problems and/or design systems that are useful to society by applying the fundamental scientific principles that underpin the mechanical engineering profession;
- advance in their chosen career paths by utilizing technical, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, while complying with ethical standards;
- apply their knowledge and skills to successfully practice professions of their choice;
- demonstrate professional and personal growth by pursuing or successfully completing an advanced degree, professional development courses, and/or engineering certification;
- be actively engaged in service to their professions and communities, consistent with the tradition of St. Augustine.
The following statements describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.
Our graduates have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an 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
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- a knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics
- an ability to apply multivariate calculus and differential equations, and a familiarity with statistics and linear algebra, to solve mechanical engineering problems
- an ability to apply principles of engineering, science and mathematics to the design and realization of physical systems
- an ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems.