Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This engineering discipline has a very broad spectrum of applications in all aspects of modern technology. Students undertake studies in statics and dynamics, CAD, materials science, strength of materials, machine design, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and system dynamics. A team-based senior design project completes the technical education.

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what alumni do within a few years following graduation. The Mechanical Engineering Department is committed to graduating engineers who within a few years of their graduation are expected to:

  1. Apply engineering science to analyze and design thermal and mechanical systems.
  2. Pursue engineering careers or advanced studies in mechanical engineering or related technical fields.
  3. Employ effective communication skills as team members or team leaders in an ethical and professional manner with a sense of social and global responsibility.
  4. Engage in lifelong learning by contributing to their chosen field, actively participating in professional societies and broadening their professional knowledge with formal and/or informal continuing education.

The mechanical engineering curriculum is constructed to include abundant experiential learning. This is accomplished through the integration of synchronized laboratory experiences within the framework of the theoretical courses in the basic curriculum, and by making use of well-equipped laboratories and computing facilities.