Mechanical Engineering BS - Educational Objectives & Learning Outcomes


The Mechanical Engineering Program aims at providing experiential-based undergraduate education that enables graduates to contribute immediately to the Industry, services and government organizations and can succeed in pursuing graduate school. The graduates shall be able to accept the professional and ethical responsibilities to function as Mechanical engineers in a globally connected society, and have the means to refine and augment their skills to meet the current and future demands of an ever-changing world.


The Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEO) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The Mechanical Engineering faculty, in conjunction with its constituents, have established the following program educational objectives:

  • PEO 1: “Systems-Based Solutions” Produce graduates who will draw upon the fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of Mechanical engineering to develop scale-appropriate system-based engineering solutions that satisfy constraints imposed by a global society.
  • PEO 2: “Life-Long Learners” Produce graduates that will enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development.
  • PEO 3: “Professional Responsibility” Produce graduates who will work independently as well as collaboratively with others, and demonstrate leadership, accountability, initiative, and ethical and social responsibility.
  • PEO 4: “Graduate Education” Produce graduates who will successfully pursue graduate degrees at the Master’s and/or PhD level.


Student Outcomes are 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 in their matriculation through the program.

  • 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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