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Undergraduate Enrollment Data

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)

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:

  • Excel as practicing mechanical engineers in a wide range of careers in industry, government service, and consulting
  • Participate in continuous learning throughout their careers, both in more advanced engineering and in other areas of study
  • Communicate and work effectively with teams of people with diverse educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Take on leadership roles in their profession
  • 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:

  • 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.

ABET Accreditation

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