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Mechanical Engineering Educational Objectives and Outcomes

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· Arkansas Academy of Mechanical Engineering


Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of the BSME program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are to produce graduates who

1. effectively analyze and design mechanical systems and energy systems,

2. contribute to the economic development of Arkansas and the world through the practice of Mechanical Engineering,

3. meet or exceed the needs and expectations of mechanical engineering employers in industry, government, and private practice,

4. engage in professional activities that promote the mechanical engineering profession and provide continuing self-development, and

5. succeed in graduate study and research, if pursued.


Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the BSME degree program, graduates can:

1. Can apply advanced mathematics and the physical sciences to the solution of practical problems

2. Understand and apply knowledge current methods of mechanics, material science, and thermal sciences to analyze engineering systems and their components

3. Understand relationships between the mechanical, thermal, and manufacturing properties of materials

4. Can design and conduct experiments and analyze their results

5. Can design engineering systems and components by making choices among alternatives using realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health, and safety factors; manufacturability; and sustainability

6. Can use available tools to work productively

7. Can communicate well verbally, graphically, and in writing

8. Can work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams

9. Appreciate the value of research

10. Recognize the need for professional development, continued learning, and awareness of current professional issues

11. Understand the meaning of being a professional and the associated ethical responsibility

12. Understand the global, economic, environmental, and societal importance of their work as engineers


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