Mechanical Engineering

The undergraduate degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The last ABET visit was in Fall 2015. The next visit is in Fall 2021.

The Program Educational Objectives of the mechanical engineering program:

The Mechanical Engineering Program seeks to prepare graduates who, after the first few years of their professional career, have:

  • Established themselves as practicing mechanical engineers or advance their studies through graduate school,
  • Adapted to ever-changing demands by updating their core knowledge and abilities,
  • Functioned successfully in their professional responsibilities, which may include economic, environmental, safety, health, and ethical aspects, and
  • Established themselves as critical, flexible thinkers and leaders in their profession and in society.


Graduates of the mechanical engineering program 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

This page was last updated on: September 18, 2018