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 Mechanical Engineering Student 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)      experience in designing and building a project

      2)      ability in the area of manufacturing

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, economic, environmental, and social context;

      1)      understanding of cultural/political issues

      2)      understanding of economic issues

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

      1)      being an independent learner

      2)      working 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; and

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

      1)      computers

      2)      instrumentation