Mechanical Engineering Accreditation

For mainline ABET accreditation information, please see the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) page

The following provides additional information.

The Mechanical Engineering BS Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the mechanical engineering undergraduate program are to ensure that within a few years of graduation:

  • Graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of employers of mechanical engineers.
  • Qualified graduates will continue their professional development by pursuing advanced study if they so desire.

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

The faculty have adopted the engineering criteria (1) – (7) student outcomes. Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.  Namely, at the end of the program, the student should 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