ABET Accreditation

The  mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http:www.abet.org.  

The major in mechanical engineering has three program education objectives, they are:

  • Graduates have demonstrated success as a mechanical engineer or their chosen career field;
  • Graduates have advanced their educational pursuits through graduate education, professional registration, or similar means;
  • Graduates have advanced their careers by engaging in professional society participation and community service outreach;

Expected student outcomes are:

(a)       an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b)       an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c)       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

(d)       an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e)       an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f)        an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g)       an ability to communicate effectively

(h)       the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i)        a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j)        a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k)       an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.Enrollment is from IRR Census Data

 

Enrollment Data

  Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Freshmen 5 6 89 71 93 60 126 74
Sophomore 3 14 12 18 47 62 47 70
Junior 2 7 24 30 45 57 72 74
Senior 2 4 11 19 38 54 79 107
Total 12 31 136 138 223 233 324 325
Graduates       1 0 10 5 32