The undergraduate degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The last ABET visit was in Fall 2009. The next visit is in Fall 2015.
The 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 advanced their studies through graduate school, and
- Adapted to ever-changing demands by updating their core knowledge and abilities, and
- 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:
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. 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.
d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. An ability to communicate effectively
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, environmental and societal context
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
This page was last updated on: November 9, 2015