Inamori School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Program Outcomes and Objectives

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What will you do with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering?
Program educational objectives (or PEOs) are broad statements that describe what we expect graduates of AU's mechanical engineering program to attain 3-5 years after graduation. PEOs are reviewed and revised regularly to ensure that the program educational objectives are relevant to the needs of today's employers.

Program Educational Objectives
During the first few years after graduation:

  1. Our graduates will be working in a wide range of industries as mechanical engineers who solve fundamental problems and effectively communicate their work.
  2. Some of our graduates will be working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams, and move into positions of increased technical skill requirements and managerial responsibilities.
  3. Some of our graduates will be pursuing or will have completed advanced degrees in science and engineering, MBA programs, or law school.
  4. Some of our graduates will be active participants in their profession, including society activities, scholarly publications, and student mentoring.

What will you learn if you major in mechanical engineering?
Program outcomes are the knowledge, skills, and abilities that we expect graduates of the program to attain at the time of graduation.

Program Outcomes (Student Learning Outcomes)
Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program at Alfred University will have:

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