The Bachelor of Science mechanical engineering program offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron offers is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives and Accreditation - B.S. Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron offers a baccalaureate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME), accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to educate and graduate mechanical engineers who, within a few years of graduation, are expected to:

  1. Practice the mechanical engineering discipline successfully within community accepted standards.
  2. Acquire teamwork and communications skills to develop a successful career in mechanical engineering.
  3. Fulfill professional and ethical responsibilities in the practice of mechanical engineering, including social, environmental and economical considerations.
  4. Engage in professional service, such as participation in professional society and community service.
  5. Engage in life-long learning activities, such as graduate studies or professional workshops.
  6. Develop a professional career in the prevailing market that meets personal goals, objectives and desires.

Student Outcomes - B.S. Mechanical Engineering

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering in a logical and discerning manner.
  2. Design and perform laboratory experiments for thermal, fluid and mechanical systems; know how to analyze and interpret results.
  3. Design thermal, fluid, mechanical and control systems to meet specifications within environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability constraints.
  4. Participate effectively in teams involving several disciplines.
  5. Identify, formulate, and solve thermal, fluid and mechanical problems by applying first principles, including open-ended problems.
  6. Develop practical solutions for mechanical engineering problems under professional and ethical constraints.
  7. Communicate effectively with written, oral, and visual means in a technical setting.
  8. Understand the impact of engineering in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. Be prepared for a lifetime of continuing education.
  10. Know about contemporary issues in engineering.
  11. Have an ability to use modern modeling and simulation techniques, and computing tools.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Fall 2013 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science mechanical engineering program was 796 students. There were 113 graduates of the program for the 2012-2013 academic year (includes summer 2012, fall 2012 and spring 2013 graduates). 

Program Educational Objectives - B.S. Aerospace Systems Engineering

    1. Practice the aerospace systems engineering disciplines successfully within community accepted standards.
    2. Acquire teamwork and communications skills to develop a successful career in aerospace systems engineering.
    3. Fulfill professional and ethical responsibilities in the practice of aerospace systems engineering, including social, environmental and economical considerations.
    4. Engage in professional service, such as participation in professional society and community service.
    5. Engage in life-long learning activities, such as graduate studies or professional workshops.
    6. Develop a professional career in the prevailing market that meets personal goals, objectives and desires.

    Student Outcomes - B.S. Aerospace Systems Engineering

    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; 

    d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams; 

    e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; 

    f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; 

    g. an ability to communicate effectively; 

    h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context; 

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

    j. a knowledge of contemporary issues; 

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

    Enrollment and Graduation Data

    Fall 2014 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science aerospace systems engineering program was 77 students. There were four graduates of the program for the 2013-2014 academic year.