ABET Accreditation

ABET Information

The Mechanical Engineering Department is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering Program seeks to have alumni who:

  • are successful professionals because of their mastery of the fundamental engineering sciences, and mechanical engineering and their understanding of the design process.
  • are leaders in business and society due to a broad preparation in technology, communication, teamwork, globalization, ethics, business acumen and entrepreneurship.
  • will use their understanding of the impact of technology on society for the betterment of humankind.

Educational Outcomes

Graduating students should demonstrate that they attained the following:

  • 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  

Student Enrollment Data

Click here for Engineering student enrollment and graduate data on each program (reference pages 21, 31 and 36).

 
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