Mechanical engineering

Program mission statement

The primary mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to provide excellence in engineering education covering both breadth and depth of mechanical engineering theory, design and practice; to conduct applied research in support of local and regional industries; and to provide its graduates with the motivation and skills for lifelong learning.

The mission of the mechanical engineering program dovetails into the mission of the School of Engineering and the University and guides the formation of the educational objectives of the program.

Program goals, objectives and outcomes

Mechanical Engineering graduates from The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering at Saint Martin’s University will be:

  1. valued members of their organization and successful practicing engineers;
  2. complex problem solvers who can apply critical, sound, and ethical judgment while designing sustainable engineering systems for our society;
  3. effective communicators providing quality interpersonal and leadership skills;
  4. steadfast in pursing personal and professional growth opportunities (e.g., continuing education, advanced degrees, professional licensing, membership in professional societies, etc.) to foster personal and organizational growth;
  5. engaged in service to their profession and their communities, consistent with the Benedictine tradition to serve.

Program goals, objectives and outcomes

Program outcomes are defined by ABET/EAC as the composite of knowledge and skill that a newly graduated civil engineer has in hand when awarded the bachelors of science degree. Our curriculum has been designed to equip all Saint Martin’s University mechanical engineering student graduates with the following attributes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve mechanical engineering problems.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments in laboratory settings to verify, to analyze, to evaluate, and to interpret data in mechanical engineering theory and practice.
  3. An ability to design sub-systems, systems, components and processes in the thermal and mechanics stems of the mechanical engineering curriculum.
  4. Be able to contribute to and function on a multi-disciplinary team by assuming different roles in concurrent design setting.
  5. Be able to problem solve by identifying and formulating mechanical engineering problems.
  6. Have a clear understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities as mechanical engineers.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including graphically, to a general audience and a technically advanced community.
  8. Understand clearly their roles and the impact of their designs/solutions on society both locally and globally.
  9. Have a definite plan for lifelong learning, professional and personal development.
  10. Be cognizant of contemporary mechanical engineering issues and be able to discuss these freely and understandingly.
  11. An ability to use modern engineering tools in order to formulate and solve engineering problems.