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Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.)

Program Accreditation

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


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 2017 Graduation 2017-18 Enrollment AY Fall 2018
Chemical 235 71 258
Civil 136 37 190
Computer 102 18 108
Electrical 177 37 205
Mechanical 861 195 933
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 1918 426 2128

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

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238