Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (208) 885-6579
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-9031
Email: medept@uidaho.edu

Engineering Physics (EP)
Room 324K

875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902


Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Idaho Falls

Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu



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 PEO's:

  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 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.
  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 display a keen awareness of their professional and ethical responsibility and to practice lifelong learning.
  5. 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

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:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. Program Enrollment Information

    Academic Year
    Enrollment BSME
     MSME PhD
    Degrees Awarded
    2012-2013  430  58  22  2
    2011-2012  390  61  18  0
    2010-2011  396  66  26  0

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