Bachelor of Science in Mechanic Engineering Objectives

Mission Statement

The Mechanical Engineering Department of The University of Texas at Tyler is committed to producing graduates who are sought after by employers and graduate schools in the region, state, and nation. In both the undergraduate and graduate programs the department stresses the development of strong professional knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills. The faculty seeks to create and disseminate new knowledge in engineering and engineering education, and to be a source of expertise for industry and government, while maintaining a balance between education, research, and service.

Program Educational Objectives

Educational objectives of the mechanical engineering program are the knowledge, skills, and experiences that enable graduates to:

  1. formulate and solve complex practical and theoretical engineering problems, while at the same time understanding business objectives and appreciating the social, economic, and ethical issues encountered in a modern global society
  2. think critically and creatively, work effectively on interdisciplinary teams and communicate clearly in both technical and non-technical forums
  3. be professionally employed, serving the rapidly changing technological needs of industry or governmental organizations regionally in East Texas or throughout the state and nation
  4. continue to grow professionally through activities such as pursuing formal graduate study, research, or continuing education; achieving professional licensure; and participating in technical societies.

Program Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering students at the time of graduation are expected to:

  1. be able to apply science, mathematics, and modern engineering tools and techniques to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  2. be able to design thermal/fluid, mechanical, and electro-mechanical components or systems, individually or on interdisciplinary teams, and effectively communicate those designs in both technical and non-technical forums
  3. be able to collect, analyze, and interpret data from prescribed and self-designed experimental procedures and formally communicate the results
  4. be able to apply a broad-based educational experience to understand the interaction of engineering solutions with contemporary business, economic, and social issues
  5. recognize that ethical behavior and continuous acquisition of knowledge are fundamental attributes of successful mechanical engineering professionals
  6. pass the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.