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Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.)

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Program Description

The B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering produces graduates with a breadth of engineering skill and knowledge while facilitating technical depth in paradigmatic mechanical engineering areas: Design and Manufacturing, Energy and Thermal-Fluid Science, Mechanics, and Mechatronics. Students graduate qualified to pursue Professional Engineering licensure.

Program Educational Objectives

The B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering prepares graduates who have the ability to:

1. Work in diverse and challenging careers, including engineering practice.
2. If qualified and interested, succeed in the diverse and challenging environments of advanced study, alternative career paths or entrepreneurship.
3. Meet employer expectations through integrity, creativity, curiosity, ethics, responsibility, and application of experiential learning.
4. Pursue intellectual activity, personal growth, and professional development through relationships with each other; professional colleagues; and Philadelphia University faculty, staff and alumni.

Student Outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering program assesses and evaluates all Student Outcomes identified by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission. Graduates of the B.S.E. in Engineering program will demonstrate:

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