Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

       ABET Learning Outcomes

UMass Dartmouth Mechanical Engineering graduates will have:


a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c) 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

1) engineering limits and constraints

2) engineering economic analysis

3) environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety and sustainability

4) manufacturability

d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

1) an ability to work collaboratively

2) a broad interdisciplinary knowledge

e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g) an ability to communicate effectively

1) with written/graphical communication

2) with oral communication

3) with electronic communication

h)  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context

1) understanding of cultural/political issues

2) understanding of economic issues

i) a recognition of the need and an ability to engage in life-long learning

1) independent learner

2) work in industry and/or further their education in graduate schools, not only in engineering but also in business, law, or medicine, depending on their future interests

j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

1) Computers

2) Instrumentation