Mechanical Engineering

ABET Accreditation

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a BSME degree.

The emphasis in the curriculum is on the application of engineering fundamentals rather than specialized areas. Care has been taken to ensure a balanced integration of theory, design and laboratory practice through the selection and sequencing of courses. Computer applications are an integral part of the total education program.

The assessment process for the Mechanical Engineering Program encompasses many aspects of engineering education including demonstration of the ABET Student Outcomes 3(a) - 3(k):

Student Outcomes

  • an ability to apply the 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
  • understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic,environmental and societal context
  • recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning
  • knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from our program, within the first few years of their career, will either achieve professional employment in the broad field of mechanical engineering or related disciplines, or enroll in programs of advanced study in engineering, science and other professions, including business and law.

These objectives are consistent with the mission of the Watson School, which is to provide instructional and research services in the broad field of engineering and applied science.

The emphasis in the Mechanical Engineering program is on the application of engineering fundamentals rather than specialized areas within mechanical engineering. Care has been taken to ensure a balanced integration of theory, design and laboratory practice through the selection and sequencing of courses within the curriculum. Computer applications are an integral part of the total education program.

Undergraduate Student Enrollment, Graduation Rate

  • Total undergraduate student enrollment (as of fall 2016; full- and part-time): 365
  • Undergraduate degrees granted (2015-16): 100

Last Updated: 3/27/17