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Program Mission

Provide an open, student-friendly environment with frequent student-faculty interaction that results in a quality undergraduate mechanical engineering education and enables our graduates to practice their profession with proficiency and integrity.

Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives evaluated 2 to 5 years after graduation:

  1. Graduates build upon and adapt knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering to solve more complex problems and take on more expansive projects that require an increased level of technical expertise, business acumen, flexible team engagement, and leadership.
  2. Graduates use effective communication and analytical skills within their project teams and with other stakeholders.
  3. Graduates are capable and independent team members, aware of stakeholders within and outside of their projects, and who conduct themselves ethically and professionally.

Mechanical Engineering Program Student Outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions to a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

These objectives and outcomes were reviewed and endorsed by the Advisory Board for Mechanical Engineering and the College of Engineering Mathematics and Science at UW-Platteville at the Spring meeting on March 14, 2014.


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