Outcomes & Assessment
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM
The program objectives (PO) of the Mechanical Engineering Program are to:
PO 1: Provide a solid background in mathematics and science coupled with an applications-oriented polytechnic approach in the presentation of engineering course material which may be synthesized over the first few years of one's engineering career.
PO 2: Provide a comprehensive program of general education courses that will provide students with the necessary background to understand the economic, environmental, ethical, political, societal and cultural impact of their engineering solutions and decisions which may be implemented in ethical and professional situations soon after graduation.
PO 3: Develop good written and verbal communication skills which will be used as a cornerstone in the early development years of a young engineer's career.
PO 4: Encourage lifelong learning in their chosen field underscoring the importance to continue to obtain professional development and training on the job as needed during one's entire career.
PO 5: Provide the necessary tools and background to become a professional engineer who will continue to be effective in the first few years of his/her professional assignment.
Student Learning Outcomes for the Mechanical Engineering program
Students completing BSME will attain:
- SLO a: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- SLO b: an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
- SLO 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
- SLO d: an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- SLO e: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- SLO f: an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- SLO g: an ability to communicate effectively
- SLO h: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global economic, environmental and societal context
- SLO i: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- SLO j: a knowledge of contemporary issues
- SLO k: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.