The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Program is to provide each graduate with a foundation of knowledge and training upon which to build a successful career in mechanical engineering or related fields. Graduates of the program are well grounded in scientific, mathematical, and mechanical engineering knowledge through curricular activities that reflect technological advances. Students learn to analyze, synthesize, and design mechanical engineering systems, communicate information, and understand and appreciate the need for life-long learning.
Program Education Objectives
The Midwestern State University mechanical engineering graduates will
- display a high level of engineering knowledge and expertise; therefore, graduates will be competitive with their peers in local and global markets;
- exhibit critical thinking skills necessary to practice engineering design and analysis in a disciplined process;
- function at a high level of responsibility, individually and in teams, while exhibiting excellent oral, written, and visual communication skills;
- possess the skills and knowledge to pursue advanced studies and/or assume leadership roles along diverse career paths; and
- demonstrate a strong appreciation for and commitment to ethical, societal, environmental, and professional responsibilities.
The outcomes of the Mechanical Engineering Program include those established by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org and additional outcomes that are specific to mechanical engineering. Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering, each graduate will have
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
- 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;
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.