Program Objectives

Upon graduation and over the following years, graduates of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering will:

Pursue successful careers in industrial, governmental, academic, and non-profit organizations because of their rigorous preparation in engineering sciences, problem solving, and engineering design;
Lead and participate in teams because of their communication skills, ability to work in groups, and ethical awareness; and
Adapt to evolving technological and societal needs because of their broad knowledge base and strong core engineering competencies.


Realize Mechanical and Industrial Engineering education, research and scholarship advancing professional frontiers, within a creative, multi-disciplinary and diverse atmosphere that promotes discovery, creativity and innovation.


The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering is dedicated to continuing its three-fold mission of: 

  • Producing graduate and post-graduate engineers who meet the needs of industry, government, and academia, and can evolve as leaders in the profession.
  • Advancing the state of knowledge and technology through innovative fundamental and applied research.
  • Serving the community and the profession through programs of education, technology transfer, and consulting.

Program Outcomes

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Programs desire that our students attain the following 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, societal, 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;

In addition, the Mechanical Engineering Program desires that our students attain the following additional outcomes:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of materials science and engineering; and
  • an ability to execute a significant design that incorporates realistic constraints as a member of a team.