University of Vermont

School of Engineering

Undergraduate Program
Mechanical Engineering

Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering Program provides a modern mechanical engineering education with focus in engineering decision-making; foundations of mathematics, physical science, engineering science, and design; and an appreciation of societal impact of engineering practice, which prepares graduates to:

  1. Excel as practicing mechanical engineers in a wide range of careers in industry, government service, and consulting;
  2. Participate in continuous learning throughout their careers, both in more advanced engineering and in other areas of study;
  3. Communicate and work effectively with teams of people with diverse educational and cultural backgrounds;
  4. Take on leadership roles in their profession; and
  5. Practice their profession in an ethically, socially, and environmentally responsible manner.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Program will be prepared to contribute effectively as engineers in a diverse and multidisciplinary work environment. Specifically, graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Program will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and fundamental engineering to mechanical engineering problems;
  2. an ability to design and conduct mechanical engineering experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. an ability to design mechanical and thermal/fluid systems, components, and processes to meet desired needs;
  4. an ability to work effectively as members of diverse multidisciplinary technical teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve practical mechanical engineering problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively in written, oral, and graphical forms;
  8. the broad education necessary to make appropriate engineering recommendations and decisions in a contemporary workplace where there are diverse global, societal, economic, and environmental constraints;
  9. a recognition of the need and an ability to engage in lifelong learning;
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. an ability to use the principles, techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for safe and successful mechanical engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment Data for Past Three Years

Total Number of FT and PT students: 392 (2014-15), 328 (2013-14), 314 (2012-13)

Number of BS Degree Graduates: 97 (2014-15), 54 (2013-14), 75 (2012-13)

ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (