Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Science and Engineering undergraduate programs offered through the department have the following Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Prepare its graduates to practice mechanical and/or aerospace engineering in a broad range of industries;
  2. Enable interested graduates to pursue graduate education;
  3. Prepare its graduates to participate in research and development, and other creative and innovative efforts in science, engineering, and technology;
  4. Allow interested graduates to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.

Student Outcomes

Each graduate of the Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Science and Engineering undergraduate programs will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data;
  3. 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;
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Enrollments and Graduation Data

Aerospace Science and Engineering

Academic Year

Total Undergrad

Bachelors Awarded

2013-14

FT

237

TBA

PT

2

2012-13

FT

272

44

PT

3

2011-12

FT

210

55

PT

0

2010-11

FT

132

13

PT

1

2009-10

FT

6

4

PT

0

 

Mechanical Engineering

Academic Year

Total Undergrad

Bachelors Awarded

2013-14

FT

620

TBA

PT

13

2012-13

FT

645

158

PT

12

2011-12

FT

580

171

PT

7

2010-11

FT

515

115

PT

5

2009-10

FT

469

120

PT

5

FT = Full Time

PT = Part Time

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