Mission and Objectives

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department 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 are to produce graduates who will:

  • Be innovative problem solvers and critical thinkers who address technical and societal issues.
  • Embrace professional development and lifelong learning relevant to their careers.
  • Secure entrepreneurial and leadership roles in industry, government, and academia.


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

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. 
  • 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. 
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • 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.
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives.
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.