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ABET Accreditation

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Department Mission Statement

We are committed to providing a rigorous educational experience in the discipline of mechanical engineering, graduating well-rounded leaders and life-long learners, who aspire to achieving professional excellence. We are equally committed to the discovery, dissemination, advancement and application of cutting-edge research. Inspired by the Augustinian tradition, we value an inclusive and diverse community in which we prepare our students to demonstrate the highest ethical conduct and contribute to the well-being of humankind.

Program Educational Objectives: Mechanical Engineering

The following statements describe the career and professional accomplishments that we prepare Mechanical Engineering graduates to achieve. We expect measurable progress toward these objectives within three to five years of graduation.

Our graduates will:

  1. Be valued members of their organizations because of their skills and abilities as mechanical engineers;
  2. 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;
  3. Advance in their chosen career paths by utilizing technical, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with the highest ethical standards;
  4. Apply their knowledge and skills to successfully practice professions of their choice;
  5. Demonstrate professional and personal growth by pursuing or successfully completing an advanced degree, professional development courses, and/or engineering certification;
  6. Be actively engaged in service to their professions and communities, consistent with the tradition of St. Augustine.

Student Outcomes: Mechanical Engineering

The following statements describe what Mechanical Engineering students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.

Our graduates 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
  8. an ability to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes
  9. an ability to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems while requiring topics in each area.        

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

B.S. Enrollment Fall 2018

 

Chemical Engineering

230

Civil Engineering

201

Computer Engineering

165

Electrical Engineering

118

Mechanical Engineering

298

B.S. Enrollment Fall 2019

 

Chemical Engineering

230

Civil Engineering

215

Computer Engineering

159

Electrical Engineering

120

Mechanical Engineering

296

B.S. Graduation 2019-2020  
Chemical Engineering 59
Civil Engineering 50
Computer Engineering 32
Electrical Engineering 30
Mechanical Engineering 70

B.S. Graduation 2018-2019

 

Chemical Engineering

56

Civil Engineering

50

Computer Engineering

34

Electrical Engineering

21

Mechanical Engineering

78

B.S. Graduation 2017-2018

 

Chemical Engineering

66

Civil Engineering

47

Computer Engineering

46

Electrical Engineering

17

Mechanical Engineering

100