Mechanical Engineering is a very broad and versatile profession. Mechanical engineers deal with a wide spectrum of topics ranging from cell mechanics to the design of huge launching pads for space vehicles. Their domain of interest includes energy conversion, space propulsion, transportation vehicles, manufacturing, assembly lines, robotics, computer hardware, pollution control, biomechanics, medical instruments, and heating, ventilating and air conditioning. The diverse and extensive nature of mechanical engineering provides vast opportunities for employment in many challenging and exciting industries. Our educational program is carefully designed to meet industry's criteria for successful engineers. It stresses fundamentals as well as practice. It focuses on creative thinking and problem-solving skills. It emphasizes written and oral communication, teamwork, design, time management, computer utilization and communication through graphics. Its primary goal is education for career-long learning, giving students the educational tools to enable them to deal with rapidly advancing technologies.
Practice in teamwork is achieved through design projects, computer-aided manufacturing, participation in regional and national contests, independent study and group learning settings. Skills in oral and written communication are gained through reports and presentations of individual and team projects. Modern laboratories provide opportunities for training in measurements and testing. Computers are extensively used in design, simulation, optimization and learning through graphics.
Consistent with the mission, the following Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes are established to provide a quality education in mechanical engineering: