Student Outcomes: Mechanical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering  
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 
  3. 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 
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams 
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
  7. an ability to communicate effectively 
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context 
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning 
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues 
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice 
  12. a knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics 
  13. an ability to apply multivariate calculus and differential equations, and a familiarity with statistics and linear algebra, to solve mechanical engineering problems 
  14. an ability to apply principles of engineering, science and mathematics to the design and realization of physical systems 
  15. an ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems