Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Akron is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives for the Mechanical Engineering program are that, within a few years of graduation, our Mechanical Engineering graduates: 

  1. Practice the mechanical engineering discipline successfully within community accepted standards

  2. Acquire teamwork and communication 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

The Mechanical Engineering Program has established the following student outcomes to be achieved by the time of graduation: 

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  • 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

  • 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 function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Fall 2019 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is 1,038 students. There were 197 graduates of the program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For more information:

Dr. Joan Carletta
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

carlett@uakron.edu

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