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ABET Accreditation

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We will become the school of choice for students, faculty, staff, and collaborators who strive for the highest quality education and research.


♣    We provide highest quality education to mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate students.
♣    We provide solutions to technological challenges through innovative research.

Program Educational Objectives

Consistent with the above missions, the Program Educational Objectives of the ME program to prepare our students for successful careers in engineering are:
1.    Our graduates will have successful professional careers in industry, graduate schools, public or federal institutions or entrepreneurial endeavors.
2.    Our graduates will assume leadership roles in shaping the contemporary technological, intellectual and business worlds.

Student Outcomes

The ME program will demonstrate that our graduates have achieved the following outcomes.
a.    an ability to apply mathematics, basic science and engineering science;
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 ideas effectively;
h.    the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, 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 modern techniques, skills, and tools necessary for engineering practice.

Mechanical Engineering Program Criteria

The ME program satisfies the following two mechanical engineering program criteria.

1. Curriculum

The curriculum must require students to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations); to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes; and prepare students to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems while requiring topics in each area.

2. Faculty

The program must demonstrate that faculty members responsible for the upper-level professional program are maintaining currency in their specialty area.