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 will:
- Be valued members of their organizations because of their skills and
abilities to apply the fundamental scientific principles that underpin
the mechanical engineering profession and/or related fields.
- Solve complex technical problems and/or design systems that are
useful to society, while considering ethical and safety constraints.
- Advance in their chosen career paths by utilizing their technical,
communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
- Demonstrate the desire for enhancing their personal and professional
growth by making progress toward, or successfully completing an advanced
degree, and/or professional development courses, and/or engineering
- Be actively engaged in service to their profession and their
communities, consistent with the Benedictine tradition.