Abet Mechanical Engineering

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ABET International Accreditation - Mechanical Engineering

The faculty of the USFQ-Mechanical Engineering Department strives to continuously improve its undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program. The educational objectives reflect the needs, and have been reviewed by the constituencies including: the Advisory Industrial Board, the faculty, the students, and the alumni.

The Mechanical Engineering Department forms:

  1. “Engineering Professionals” – graduates who will have solid knowledge of fundamental principles, methods, practices and tools related to the area of mechanical engineering and related fields, who will work in multidisciplinary networks with other engineers, and will demonstrate accountability, ethical and social responsibility.
  2. “Leaders and Entrepreneurs” – graduates who will demonstrate leadership and entrepreneurial skills to develop and implement engineering solutions.
  3. “Humanist” - graduates who will embrace the liberal arts philosophy to contribute to the scientific, technological, and sustainable development of their communities.
  4. “Life-long learners”- graduates who will seek continuous improvement as engineers through professional development, graduate studies, training, and independent inquiry.

The Student Outcomes listed below are expected of all graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Program. ME graduates will have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
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