Students who enroll in the Mechanical Engineering program are provided with the skill set to make them successful industrial, scientific, and technological leaders by ensuring that by the time of graduation with the BSME degree, they have:
(a) the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
(b) the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data ;
(c) the 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) the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
(e) the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
(g) the 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 the ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
(k) the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
These outcomes are acquired through a mechanical engineering curriculum that requires students to apply the principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations); to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes; and prepare students to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems while requiring topics in each area.