ABET Accreditation of the Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program

Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is to develop innovative engineers.  They will be competent using analytical and testing techniques within the disciplines of solid mechanics and thermal/fluids principles in the design of systems.  We will instill in our students the importance of teamwork, ethics, service, leadership and lifelong learning.


Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program Education Objectives

The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program are to provide our graduates the necessary knowledge and desire to

  1. Acquire and retain challenging careers as innovative engineers in a wide variety of industries and professional organizations.
  2. Provide significant engineering expertise to their employer, continuing to learn new skills.
  3. Serve as responsible team members and aspire to leadership.
  4. Communicate effectively to both technical and nontechnical audiences.
  5. Establish a reputation for integrity, ethical conduct and community service.


Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program Outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering Program's outcomes are

a.  An ability to apply 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 multidisciplinary teams.
e.  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f.  An 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 a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i.  A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
j.  A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k.  An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 


Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation by the Numbers



AY 2012-2013




AY 2013-2014

Chemical 238 57 336
Civil 303 53 220
Electrical and Computer 273 50 276
Engineering Technology 199 65 216
Mechanical 703 100 759
Undeclared 24 118
TOTAL 1740 325 1925