Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Programs for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Programs for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Education Mission, Objectives and Outcome

The mission statement for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the program educational objectives for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering programs are described in this section.  Program educational objectives describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first few years after graduation. Program outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.  These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that student acquire in their matriculation through the program.

The program objectives and outcomes for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering programs were developed initially by a small committee of four faculty members experienced in ABET evaluation.  These program objectives and outcomes were reviewed, and extensively modified by the full department faculty, the ME External Advisory Board, and our ASME student section.  They will be reviewed every three years by the same groups.

The general program educational objectives (PEOs) of the department's programs are to educate graduates who will be ethical, productive, and contributing members of society.

Details about the department's two undergraduate majors can be found at:

Mechanical Engineering major

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering major


Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the education of professionals in mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, the dissemination of knowledge and technology, and the development of innovative solutions to problems in these fields.