Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The objective of the UNH Mechanical Engineering Department is to produce graduates who are ethical professionals and good citizens. As they progress in the first several years following graduation, they are expected to:

1. Use their engineering education and communication skills for success in:

 a) Technical careers in industry, academia, government, or other organizations including working in diverse, multicultural teams with various academic backgrounds;

   b) Graduate school in engineering or physical sciences;

   c) Nontechnical careers or education in areas such as law, medicine, business, public policy, secondary education, service   industries, etc;

   d) Careers involving management or entrepreneurship, including transitioning technologies to the world.

 2. Exercise lifelong learning to:

   a) Pursue professional development opportunities in their disciplines;

   b) Develop new knowledge and skills;

   c) Pursue new areas of expertise or careers.

3. Use their engineering background to:

  a) Solve technical problems for societal benefit;

  b) Develop new knowledge and products that will promote sustainable economic and environmental developments to improve the quality of life;

  c) Promote the practice of engineering.

Student Outcomes

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.