Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Science and Engineering programs are to produce graduates who do one or more of the following:

  1. Practice mechanical engineering and/or aerospace engineering in a broad range of agencies, industries, and institutes;
  2. Pursue graduate education;
  3. Participate in research and development, and other creative and innovative efforts in science, engineering, and technology;
  4. 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.


The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by ABET.

The Aerospace Science and Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by ABET.