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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
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.