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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in mechanical engineering at the University of Idaho is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org).

Mechanical Engineering Program Goals

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will be proficient engineering problem solvers capable of identifying, formulating, and solving engineering problems by applying their knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. They will be effective designers capable of modeling, designing, and experimentally verifying a thermal system, a mechanical system, a component, or a process while meeting specified engineering requirements and considering real-world constraints and the impact their solution may have on society. They will be effective verbal and written communicators, and team members capable of clearly developing and explaining their engineering solutions to diverse groups using appropriate tools and technology. Graduates will display a keen awareness of their professional and ethical responsibility and practice lifelong learning. They will be stewards of the environment as they consider the impact that their designs have in a global context.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Learn and Integrate
    Graduates of the program will be proficient engineering problem solvers capable of identifying, formulating, and solving engineering problems by applying their knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. Think and Create
    Graduates of the program will be effective mechanical engineers, capable of analyzing, modeling, designing, and experimentally verifying mechanical engineering systems, components, or processes to meet specified engineering requirements while considering real-world constraints and the impact their solutions may have on society.
  3. Communicate
    Graduates of the program will be effective verbal and written communicators, and team members capable of clearly developing and explaining their engineering solutions to diverse groups using appropriate tools and technology.
  4. Clarify Purpose and Perspective
    Graduates of the program will practice mechanical engineering in a professional and ethical manner while remaining current in their field.
  5. Practice Citizenship
    Graduates of the program will add value to their organizations, communities and society at large through involvement in professional societies, public presentations, civic engagement, and/or outreach.
Enrollment data for the Department of Mechanical Engineering AY 2012-2015. Data includes Nuclear Engineering program.
Degree level Degree Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Bachelors B.S. 361 421 380 439 403 468 398
Masters M.Engr.
M.S.
83 80 71 62 47 45 43
Doctoral Ph.D. 25 30 27 26 27 23 24

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Moscow, ID 83844-0902

Phone: 208-885-6579

Fax: 208-885-9031

Email: medept@uidaho.edu