The Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Science programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation that is the standard accreditation organization used for engineering and technology programs in the United States.
Consistent with the criteria set by ABET, the overall educational objective of the undergraduate program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science is to educate students with excellent technical capabilities in mechanical engineering,
materials science and engineering, engineering science, and related fields who will be responsible citizens and continue their professional advancement through life-long learning.
In their career and professional activities, we expect our graduates to:
The Engineering Science Program seeks to produce engineers who build successful, diverse careers based on:
The Mechanical Engineering program and the Materials Science and Engineering program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
Program outcomes used to fulfill accreditation standards match ABET requirements. The following outcomes are incorporated through our curriculum: (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (b) an ability to design
and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (c) 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 (d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability
to engage in life-long learning (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.