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Mechanical Engineering

Student Outcomes Upon Graduation

ABET specifies that each accredited program satisfy the following required Program Outcomes (commonly referred to as the ABET Criterion 3a-k criteria):

  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.

In addition to the above required Outcomes, the ME Department at TTU adopted, prior to the previous ABET visit in 2002, the following additional program-specific criterion, which will be referred to as Program Outcome 3l:

  1. an ability to transition from engineering concepts and theory to real engineering applications