2017-2018 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 Departmental objectives, students will have:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
- 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;
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- An ability to communicate effectively;
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
- A knowledge of contemporary issues;
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.