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Program Objectives and Outcomes

  1. To produce engineers who understand the performance of engineered products and systems in terms of the relevant fundamental principles of math, science and the humanities, whether they are practicing engineers or students in graduate engineering programs.
  2. To produce engineers who excel in the professional practice of mechanical engineering. Professional practice includes the ability to identify, design and implement solutions to technical problems through a multiplicity of laboratory, analytical and communication methods within a business climate.
  3. To produce engineers who are aware of how their roles as technical professionals and leaders affect the wider human community, who serve not only as employees or employers but as socially-conscious citizens, and who are motivated by moral principles in their professional and personal lives.

Undergraduate Program Outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Detroit Mercy 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 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.

l) an ability to apply principles of mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations)

m) an ability to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes

n) an ability to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems

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