Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Total undergraduate student enrollment (as of fall 2019; full- and part-time): 384
  • Undergraduate degrees granted (2018-2019): 108

The emphasis in the curriculum is on the application of engineering fundamentals rather than specialized areas. Care has been taken to ensure a balanced integration of theory, design and laboratory practice through the selection and sequencing of courses. Computer applications are an integral part of the total education program.

Student Outcomes

1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2) 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

3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4) 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

5) 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

6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from our program, within the first few years of their career, will either achieve professional employment in the broad field of mechanical engineering or related disciplines, or succeed in programs of advanced study in engineering, science and other professions, including business and law.

These objectives are consistent with the mission of the Watson School, which is to provide instructional and research services in the broad field of engineering and applied science.

The emphasis in the Mechanical Engineering program 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.