Accreditation

Both the aerospace engineering BS degree and the mechanical engineering BS degree are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Mechanical Engineering, BS

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation and are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The program education objectives for the ME program are:

  • Career development: Graduates will hold a position in mechanical engineering or another field leveraging their training, or be engaged in advanced study.
  • Professional service with integrity: Graduates will actively participate in professional and community groups while upholding the highest ethical standards.
  • Addressing important problems: Graduates will use their mechanical engineering training to recognize and make a significant, positive impact on current and future societal challenges.

Student Outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering Program has selected the following Program Outcomes and regularly evaluates course content to ensure that they are being met:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Aerospace Engineering, BS

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation and are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The program education objectives for the AE program are:

  • Career development: Graduates will hold a position in aerospace engineering or another field leveraging their training, or be engaged in advanced study.
  • Professional service with integrity: Graduates will actively participate in professional and community groups while upholding the highest ethical standards.
  • Addressing important problems: Graduates will use their aerospace engineering training to recognize and make a significant, positive impact on current and future societal challenges.

Student Outcomes

The Aerospace Engineering Program has selected the following Program Outcomes and regularly evaluates course content to ensure that they are being met:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.