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Assessment and Enrollment Data

The Mechanical Engineering Department uses a series of metrics to measure our performance and student learning. In the 2016/2017 school year, there are currently a total of 349 ME majors that we must ensure learning for. The program graduated 38 students in the 2016/2017 school year. These assessment efforts center on our twelve student outcomes. Student surveys, course performance, and senior design judging are examples of the methods used to evaluate student learning.

Program Educational Objectives

  1.  The ability and desire to engage in a life-long learning process in the profession of engineering.
  2. Knowledge of the fundamental technical areas of electrical engineering (EE students) and mechanical engineering (ME students), including the foundation of mathematics, computational skills, and physical science, appropriate for an entry level professional position or for graduate school.
  3.  An understanding of the skills inherent in the design process, including the ability to identify problems, investigate creative and functional solutions, effectively communicate results and work in a collaborative environment.
  4.  Good hands-on skills in experimenting: acquiring, reducing and analyzing data and prototyping systems.
  5.  An understanding of the economic, ethical and social environment in which engineering is practiced internationally.
  6. Graduates from the ME Program will be able to work professionally in the design and realization of both thermal and mechanical systems.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
  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. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. Well-developed hands-on skills in the use of the tools of the profession to construct devices and prototypes.


Current Assessment Data

Student Outcome Percent achieving 70% or better
1 89
2 94
3 94
4 96
5 90
6 88
7 92
8 84
9 93
10 92
11 91
12 99