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Bachelor of Science Program

BS Educational Goals

The Goals of the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology are:

Goal 1: Engineering Professionals:  RIT Mechanical Engineering graduates will practice mechanical engineering in support of the design of engineered systems through the application of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of mechanical engineering.

Goal 3: Engineering Practice:  Produce graduates who will work independently as well as collaboratively with others, while demonstrating the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession.

Goal 2: Life-Long Learners:  Produce graduates who will enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development.

Goal 4: Graduate Education:  Produce graduates who will successfully pursue graduate degrees at the Master's and/or Ph. D. level.

BS Student Learning Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. Graduates of the bachelor of science degree program in mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology will demonstrate:

(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 multidisciplinary 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. 

The Mechanical Engineering Department recommended revisions to the previous Goals and Outcomes statements in November 2010, to align the student outcomes with the ABET standard outcomes. These revisions were adopted by unanimous consent of the faculty.


Master of Engineering Program

MENG Educational Goals

The Goals of the Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program in mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology are to have graduates who will:

Goal 1: practice mechanical engineering in support of the design of engineered systems through the application of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of mechanical engineering

Goal 2: enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development

Goal 3: work independently as well as collaboratively with others, while demonstrating the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession.

MENG Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the master of engineering degree program in mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology will:

  1. Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of mechanical engineering
  2. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in a chosen focus area, inside or outside of mechanical engineering
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in their chosen focus area
  4. Demonstrate the ability to independently complete a technical project.


Master of Science Program

MSCI Educational Goals

The Goals of the Master of Science (MSci) degree program in mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology are to have graduates who will:

Goal 1: practice mechanical engineering in support of the design of engineered systems through the application of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of mechanical engineering

Goal 2: enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development

Goal 3: work independently as well as collaboratively with others, while demonstrating the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession.

Goal 4: successfully pursue graduate degrees, if they so choose, at the Ph.D. level

MSCI Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the master of science degree program in mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology will:

  1. Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of mechanical engineering
  2. Complete an independent research project, resulting in at least a thesis publication
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in their chosen field of research
  4. Demonstrate an ability to defend their research work to a panel of experts.


Accreditation 

The BS program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.

Annual program enrollment and degrees awarded information can be found at:  http://www.rit.edu/fa/irps/. The link is on the left-hand side navigation panel under “ABET Accreditation” (opens as a PDF).

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