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Accreditation, Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes, Enrollment and Graduation Data


The Bachelor of Science degree program in Mechanical Engineering and the Bachelor of Science degree program in Industrial Engineering are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (

Educational Objectives

Graduates of the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Degree Program and the graduates of the B.S. in Industrial Engineering Degree Program will be able to achieve the following professional objectives:

  1. Think critically, creatively and rigorously and employ engineering principles, methods and tools to identify and solve important problems in industry, business, government and academia.
  2. Communicate effectively and function cooperatively, including in interdisciplinary professional contexts.
  3. Approach professional practice responsibly and ethically and with an awareness of business, environmental, safety, risk management, cultural, societal and global concerns.
  4. Demonstrate professional leadership.
  5. Employ their engineering education as a foundation for advanced study, lifelong learning and career development in engineering, management and other professional fields.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.S. degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering degree program enrollment and graduation data can be found in the University Factbook which can be found on the web pages of University Office of Institutional Research ( Enrollment data for the current and previous years can be found at Graduation data by program for the current year can be found at Graduation data for previous years and other relevant program data can be found in the Factbooks published for previous years. These can be found at