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Objectives & Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering Educational Objectives

Objectives are defined as the expected accomplishments of graduates of the program in first few years after graduation.

Graduates of the BSE Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell will be able to:

  • Pursue successful careers, in mechanical engineering or related fields, that sustain or improve socio-economic levels for themselves and their families and/or enhance personal fulfillment.
  • Engage in continuing education and development in their professional field.
  • Engage in service activities, related to their profession, that benefit society and the community.
  • Continually evaluate their professional actions in light of their personal and professional ethics.
  • Apply the principles of sustainable engineering in their professional careers.

Mechanical Engineering Educational Outcomes

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

  • Be able to apply the principles of advanced engineering math and science to the solution of problems in engineering.
  • Be able to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Be able to design, build, and test a system, component, or process to meet required needs.
  • Be able to integrate the use of modern computer-based engineering tools into engineering practice.
  • Be able to communicate effectively and function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Understand the need to assess the impact of engineering designs on society. This should include factors such as economics, ergonomics, the environment, and sustainability.
  • Understand the concept of the engineering profession through an exposure to professional societies, professional registration, the need for lifelong learning, and professional ethics.