B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Accreditation

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.

Program Objectives

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 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

  • 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 2017 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering was 891 students. There were 173 graduates of the program for the 2017-2018 academic year.

For more information:

Dr. Joan Carletta
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

ph: 330-972-6487
carlett@uakron.edu

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