Undergraduate Programs

The Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET ( http://www.abet.org/). The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a mechanical engineering program leading to a BSME degree. The emphasis in the curriculum is on the application of engineering fundamentals rather than specialized areas within mechanical engineering. Care has been taken to ensure a balanced integration of theory, design and laboratory practice through the selection and sequencing of courses within the curriculum. Computer applications are an integral part of the total education program. The assessment process for the Mechanical Engineering Program encompasses many aspects of engineering education including demonstration of the ABET Student Outcomes 3(a) - 3(k):

(a) an ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, 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 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) 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 global, economic,environmental, and societal context

(i) recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering


Last Updated: 11/27/13