2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mechanical Engineering, B.S.
The program prepares students to take a responsible leadership role in shaping the future of our highly technical society. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad range of courses in mathematics, the basic sciences, the engineering sciences, the humanities and social sciences, as well as the mechanical engineering disciplines.
Our mission is to prepare exceptional engineers.
Program Education Objectives
Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will:
- have successful careers in mechanical engineering or related fields;
- pursue advanced degrees in engineering or related fields;
- engage in service and leadership to their local, national, and global communities
The mechanical engineering curricula prepares students to solve diverse and challenging problems without imposing on the employer the need to teach engineering fundamentals. In addition, it provides those students desiring to enter research or graduate school with a sound preparation in mathematics, science and engineering sciences, on which a greater professional competence in the field of engineering selected can be built. The programs aim to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a fundamental engineering education on which to build continuously after graduation.
Consistent with the program’s objectives, students will have:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles 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 judgments, 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 judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.