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Mechanical Engineering

Program Accreditation

Our undergraduate mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate excellent mechanical and aerospace engineers that lead the pursuit of the common good. We foster creativity and innovation to design and implement novel systems and solutions that make a difference. We employ innovative pedagogies, emphasize technical rigor and critical thinking, encourage students to make transdisciplinary connections, and integrate students into our scholarship. We provide practical and impactful experiential learning opportunities that inspire and prepare our students to realize their purpose and make a better future.

Educational Objectives

Our Mechanical Engineering alumni will

  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 outcomes are

  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.
Undergraduate Engineering and Engineering Technology Enrollment and Graduation
UG Enrollment Fall 2019 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded 2019-20 UG Enrollment Fall 2020
Chemical 257 60 222
Civil 206 43 215
Electrical & Computer 338 72 344
Mechanical 856 195 803
Discover Engineering 136 110
Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology 43 14 56
Global Manufacturing Systems Engineering Technology 7 6 1
Industrial Engineering Technology 68 12 81
Mechanical Engineering Technology 123 36 148
Discover Engineering Technology 30 38
Total 1928 467 1819

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Jamie Ervin, Department Chair

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238