Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to educate mechanical engineers who are innovative, entrepreneurial, cognizant of social change and equipped to become global leaders in research and technology.

The Educational Objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Department

From the department mission statement we have derived the following specific objectives for the Mechanical Engineering program. The objectives are to produce graduates such that:

  • Our graduates will be innovative problem solvers and critical thinkers addressing technical and societal issues.
  • Our graduates will embrace professional development and lifelong learning relevant to their careers.
  • Our graduates will have entrepreneurial and leadership roles in industry, government, and academia.

Through the Mechanical Engineering program students will be able to demonstrate:

  • 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 multi-disciplinary 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.