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The mission statement for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the program educational objectives for the mechanical-engineering (ME) program are described below. 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-engineering program 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.
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.
The program educational objectives (PEOs) for the mechanical-engineering program are to educate graduates who will be ethical, productive, and contributing members of society. A detailed listing of our PEOs are available at: http://majors.osu.edu/pdfview.aspx?id=107
The mechanical engineering program will give our graduating seniors the skills and knowledge base to allow them to achieve our program objectives after graduation. By the time of graduation, our students will have:
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 multi-disciplinary 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.
l) the ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics to model and analyze components or processes
m) the ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics to design and realize physical systems, components, or processes
n) an ability to work professionally in thermal systems areas
o) an ability to work professionally in mechanical systems areas