Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.)


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.

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.

Student Outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering Student'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. 

Enrollment and Graduation by the Numbers

Enrollment AY Fall 2016 Graduation 2016-17 Enrollment AY Fall 2017
Chemical 292 79 235
Civil 194 54 136
Computer 103 21 102
Electrical 187 57 177
Mechanical 818 208 861
Discover Engineering 109 136
Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology 51 12 43
Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology 5 5 7
Industrial Engineering Technology 57 17 68
Mechanical Engineering Technology 139 31 123
Discover Engineering Technology 27 30
Total 1982 484 1918

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Renewable and Clean Energy, Dr. J. Kelly Kissock, Department Chair

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238