Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives (PEO's) describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of
graduation. The ME program has formulated the following
- 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.
- Think and create. Graduates of the program will be
effective mechanical engineering designers capable of modeling,
designing, and experimentally verifying a thermal system, a mechanical
system, a component, or a process to meet specified engineering
requirements while considering real-world constraints and the impact
their solution may have on society.
- 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.
- Clarify purpose and perspective. Graduates of the program
will display a keen awareness of their professional and ethical
responsibility and to practice lifelong learning.
- Practice citizenship. Graduates of the program will
practice environmental stewardship as they consider the impact that
their designs have in a global context. Graduates will also add value to
organizations, communities and society at large through involvement in
professional societies, public presentations, civic engagement and
outreach to the next generation.
Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. The ME program has chosen that students must have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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