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:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. an ability to apply principles of mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equation).
  9. an ability to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes.
  10. an ability to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems while requiring topics in each area.