Mechanical Engineering Curriculum
The Mechanical Engineering (MECH) program offers a curriculum that combines classroom learning with engineering practice. A broad spectrum of classes are available for learning the fundamentals of engineering science, analysis, and design. Students also gain valuable hands-on experience through class projects. During the senior year, all MECH students participate in a major senior capstone design project experience. Each senior design project is based on a corporate model that provides students with significant opportunities for leadership development and experiential learning. Students also choose technical elective courses from the thermal fluid sciences, mechanics, materials, and biomedical engineering areas.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives (PEO) were chosen to meet the above mission statements of the WSCOE and the University.The PEOs of the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program are as follows: Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science graduates will be able to accomplish the following within the first few years after graduation:
- Identify, analyze, formulate, and solve engineering problems associated with their professional position, both independently and in a team environment.
- Manage multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary projects with significant legal, ethical, regulatory, social, environmental, and economic considerations using a broad systems perspective.
- Communicate effectively with colleagues, professional clients, and the public
- Demonstrate commitment and progress in lifelong learning, professional development, and leadership.
The student outcomes for the Mechanical Engineering Program are the ABET 1 – 7 outcomes. The student outcomes of the Mechanical Engineering Program are:
- 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.