Program Educational Objectives
(ABET Criterion 2)
The Educational Objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program are to produce graduates who:
PEO1: Are thoroughly trained in methods of analysis, including the mathematical and computational skills appropriate for Mechanical engineering problem solving.
PEO2: Have developed the skills pertinent to the design of Mechanical engineering systems, including the ability to formulate problems, to think creatively, to synthesize information, to work collaboratively, and to communicate effectively, in at least four of the following major Mechanical engineering areas: environmental, structures, transportation, geotechnical and water resources.
PEO3: Are able to use current experimental and data analysis techniques for Mechanical engineering applications.
PEO4: Are prepared for successful Mechanical engineering careers through training in basic management, business and public policy topics and will continue to learn and adapt to changing technologies, procedures and concepts in Mechanical engineering.
PEO5: Have an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities.
PEO6: Will demonstrate that they possess the skills and knowledge necessary to function effectively in roles of leadership and service to the public, in the communities where they live and work.
(ABET Criterion 3)
Each graduate by the time of graduation will demonstrate:
a) an ability to apply knowledge of math, 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
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 and societal context
i) a recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues, and
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Mechanical Engineering Program Specific Outcomes
These are identified below as Me1 through Me6. The mechanical engineering program must demonstrate that graduates can:
Me1 ability to apply multivariate calculus
Me2 ability to apply differential equations
Me3 ability to model, and analyze physical systems, components or processes
Me4 ability to design, and realize physical systems, components or processes
Me5 ability to work professionally in thermal systems
Me6 ability to work professionally in mechanical systems