Expected outcomes of the BSME Program

In keeping with the requirements of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Engineering, the mechanical engineering program requires that all its students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
  4. Function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  5. Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. Understand professional and ethical responsibilities;
  7. Communicate effectively;
  8. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
  9. Recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning;
  10. Understand contemporary engineering issues;
  11. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

In amplification, mechanical engineering graduates are required to demonstrate:

  1. The ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations and familiarity with statistics and linear algebra;
  2. The ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas including the design and realization of such systems;
  3. Knowledge of contemporary analytical, computational, and experimental practices;
  4. Competence in experimental design, data collection, data analysis, and the use of computational tools;
  5. Knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in at least one of them.

Thus the program will ensure and demonstrate that its students have attained the following outcomes.

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve mechanical engineering problems.
  2. 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.
  3. An ability to design sub-systems, systems, components and processes in the thermal and mechanics stems of the mechanical engineering curriculum.
  4. Be able to contribute to and function on a multi-disciplinary team by assuming different roles in concurrent design setting.
  5. Be able to problem solve by identifying and formulating mechanical engineering problems.
  6. Have a clear understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities as mechanical engineers.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including graphically, to a general audience and a technically advanced community.
  8. Understand clearly their roles and the impact of their designs/solutions on society both locally and globally.
  9. Have a definite plan for lifelong learning, professional and personal development.
  10. Be cognizant of contemporary mechanical engineering issues and be able to discuss these freely and understandingly.
  11. An ability to use modern engineering tools in order to formulate and solve engineering problems.