Mechanical Systems Engineering is a unique, interdisciplinary program which combines the strengths of traditional mechanical engineering with a core of systems engineering concepts. This combination allows students to look at mechanical engineering design from a systems perspective. Design trade-offs are informed by overall system performance as mechanical systems engineers focus on the interfaces between components
Program Educational Objectives
- Practice mechanical engineering on complex systems in a variety of industries
- Pursue graduate education and research in engineering and related fields
- Assume leadership roles in their field of expertise throughout their professional careers
- Pursue Professional Engineering licensure
Program faculties have developed these Objectives in conjunction with our Industry Advisory Board. Program faculties regularly engage stakeholders (local industry, alumni, students, program and institutional faculty) in adapting the PEOs to be consistent with their needs and aspirations.
Student Learning 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.
The program started in Spring 2017, and there are 41 students currently enrolled in the program.
The program graduated its first student in May 2017 and has graduated 7 students as of May 2018.