Mechanical engineers design products and systems used by the public
for a variety of applications. They work in areas as diverse as
aerospace, bioengineering, energy systems, propulsion and transportation
systems, automated manufacturing and heating, ventilation and air
For a list of required courses see
Mechanical Engineering program at a glance.
Mechanical Engineering program objectives
Our graduates will:
- be valued members of their organizations because of their skills
and abilities to apply the fundamental scientific principles that
underpin the mechanical the mechanical engineering profession or
- be able to solve complex technical problems and/or design
systems that are useful to society, while considering ethical and
- advance in their chosen career paths by utilizing their
technical, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills;
- demonstrate the desire for enhancing their personal and
professional growth by making progress toward, or successfully
completing an advanced degree, and/or professional development
courses, and/or engineering certification;
- be actively engaged in service to their profession and their
communities, consistent with the Benedictine tradition.
Program outcomes are defined by ABET/EAC as the composite of
knowledge and skill that a newly graduated civil engineer has in hand
when awarded the bachelors of science degree. Our curriculum has been
designed to equip all Saint Martin’s University mechanical engineering
student graduates with the following attributes:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to
solve mechanical engineering problems.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments in laboratory
settings to verify, to analyze, to evaluate, and to interpret data
in mechanical engineering theory and practice.
- An ability to design sub-systems, systems, components and
processes in the thermal and mechanics stems of the mechanical
- Be able to contribute to and function on a multi-disciplinary
team by assuming different roles in concurrent design setting.
- Be able to problem solve by identifying and formulating
mechanical engineering problems.
- Have a clear understanding of their professional and ethical
responsibilities as mechanical engineers.
- An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in
writing, including graphically, to a general audience and a
technically advanced community.
- Understand clearly their roles and the impact of their
designs/solutions on society both locally and globally.
- Have a definite plan for lifelong learning, professional and
- Be cognizant of contemporary mechanical engineering issues and
be able to discuss these freely and understandingly.
- An ability to use modern engineering tools in order to formulate
and solve engineering problems.