Mechanical Engineering Learning Outcomes
Below is a list of knowledge and skills you will have gained by the time you successfully complete the Mechanical Engineering program.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principals of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- 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.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Program Educational Objectives
Approximately five years after earning the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, it is expected that graduates will:
1. Be employed as a mechanical engineer and perform all functions assigned to a mechanical engineer including completing engineering designs and other applications using both practical and theoretical knowledge characterized by their interdisciplinary strengths;
2. Function effectively both as a leader and as a member of project teams, demonstrating effective communication skills and ethical behavior;
3. Achieve positions of increased responsibility within an organization and practice continued education through advanced degree or certificate programs or participation in continuing education in engineering or related professional fields;
4. Adapt to changing industrial and technological advancements and be committed to continuous improvement.
Will consistent only of those who have an experiential understanding of where a graduate should be approximately five years after graduating:
- Mechanical Engineering faculty
- Industry advisory board members
Enrollment & Graduation Data
The table below shows the number of B.S. in Mechanical Engineering students who were enrolled and graduated each semester in recent years.