Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines and one of the most practical. Mechanical engineers are involved in research and development, innovation, design, manufacturing, and technical sales of a wide variety of products. Specific areas of involvement include computer-aided design and manufacturing, robotics, autonomous systems, sustainable energy systems, power-producing machines, engines, materials, vehicles and systems of transportation, industrial production equipment, control and sensor devices, instrumentation, biomedical devices, pollution control devices, underwater technology, space flight equipment advanced propulsion systems, and safety devices and sensors.
The Mechanical Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The curriculum is designed to meet several educational objectives. These program education objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates within a few years after graduation. Specific PEOs are:
- Career development: Graduates will hold a position in mechanical engineering or another field leveraging their training, or be engaged in advanced study.
- Professional service with integrity: Graduates will actively participate in professional and community groups while upholding the highest ethical standards.
- Addressing important problems: Graduates will use their mechanical engineering training to recognize and make a significant, positive impact on current and future societal challenges.