Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

The mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

  • PEO_1. Graduates will have utilized a foundation in engineering and science to improve lives and livelihoods through a successful career in mechanical engineering or other fields.
  • PEO_2. Graduates will have become effective collaborators and innovators, leading or participating in efforts to address social, technical and business challenges.
  • PEO_3. Graduates will have engaged in life-long learning and professional development through self-study, continuing education or graduate and professional studies in engineering, business, law or medicine.
The current processes for assessing and evaluating attainment of program educational objectives are described here.

 

Student Outcomes

(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 life-long learning
(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for
engineering practice

(ME program criteria, ASME) The ability to apply 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 work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.

The current processes for assessing and evaluating attainment of student outcomes are described here.

 

Relationship of Student Outcomes to Program Educational Objectives

Table: Mapping of student outcomes to program educational objectives (PEOs).

Program Educational Objectives

Strategy/Action in program

Student Outcomes

PEO_1: Graduates will have utilized a foundation in engineering and science to improve lives and livelihoods through a successful career in mechanical engineering or other fields. Provide a foundation in mathematics, science and engineering with a focus on ME core competencies (a), (b), (c), (e), (k) and ASME
PEO_2: Graduates will have become effective collaborators and innovators, leading or participating in efforts to address social, technical and business challenges. Provide experiences that foster collaborative and leadership skills (d), (g)
Emphasize how mechanical engineering impacts the world around us (h), (j)
PEO_3: Graduates will have engaged in life-long learning and professional development through self-study, continuing education or graduate and professional studies in engineering, business, law or medicine. Communicate importance of inquisitiveness, self-directed learning and personal development (f), (i)

 

Enrollment and graduation data

Fall 2013 student enrollment, 10-day count: 1750

Summer 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013 graduation count: 246