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 identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- 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.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.