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

Accreditation

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 (www.abet.org).

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:

  • Think critically, creatively and rigorously and employ engineering methods to identify and solve important problems in industry, business, government and academe.
  • Communicate effectively and function cooperatively in professional contexts.
  • Approach professional practice responsibly and ethically and with an awareness of business, environmental, safety, cultural, societal and global concerns.
  • Demonstrate professional leadership.
  • Employ their engineering education as a foundation for advanced study, life-long 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:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet specified needs with  consideration for public health and safety, and global, cultural, social, environmental, economic, and other factors as  appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering  judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • 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.
  • An ability to recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge, to choose appropriate learning strategies, and  to apply this knowledge.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets  deadlines, and creates a collaborative and inclusive environment.

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 (www.umass.edu/oapa/oir). Enrollment data for the current and previous years can be found at www.umass.edu/oapa/publications/factbooks/enrollment/FB_en_03.pdf. Graduation data by program for the current year can be found at www.umass.edu/oapa/publications/factbooks/degrees/FB_de_05.pdf. 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 www.umass.edu/oapa/oir/factbook.php