To be a nationally and internationally recognized research-oriented mechanical engineering department - a first choice for undergraduate and graduate education.
To prepare students to be immediately productive and able to adapt to and lead in a rapidly changing environment and to create and apply knowledge for the benefit of society.
The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program will prepare graduates to:
Succeed in engineering and/or related professional positions, and
Continue to develop professionally.
The Mechanical Engineering Program strives to instill the following knowledge and behaviors, derived from the Program Educational Objectives, in its students by the time of graduation from the program:
- 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 multidisciplinary 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.
- An ability to work professionally in thermal systems areas.
- An ability to work professionally in mechanical systems areas.