Learning Outcomes

At graduation, students of the BSE Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell should:

  1. Be able to apply the principles of advanced engineering math, physics, and chemistry to the solution of problems in engineering science.  These problems should be in the fields of mechanics, fluid flow, heat transfer, materials engineering, and vibrations.

  2. Be able to design, perform, and analyze experiments.

  3. Be able to design, build, and test a system, component, or process to meet specified requirements. 

  4. Be able to seamlessly integrate the use of computers into engineering projects.  This must include 3D computer aided design, spreadsheets, and a programming language. 

  5. Be able to communicate technical information.  This must include oral presentations, written reports, and an ability to work on and communicate with multi-disciplinary team members.
  6. Understand the need to assess the impact of engineering designs on society.  This should include factors such as economics, ergonomics, the environment, and sustainability.

  7. Understand the concept of the engineering profession through an exposure to professional societies, professional registration, the need for lifelong learning, and professional ethics.