Objectives & Outcomes


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.


The Student Outcomes consist of the ABET A-K general requirements for all engineering programs with five additional outcomes specific to the ME Department which are subsets of A and C. All students are expected to achieve the outcomes below upon graduation.

A. the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering; (objective 1)

    A.1  knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in at least one; (objective 1)

    A.2  the ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations; (objective 1)

    A.3  a familiarity with statistics and linear algebra; (objective 1)

 B. the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; (objective 2)

 C. the ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs; (objective 2)

    C.1 the ability to work professionally in mechanical systems areas including the design and realization of such systems; (objective 2)

    C.2 the ability to work professionally in thermal systems areas including the design and realization of such systems, (objective 2)

D. the ability to function in multidisciplinary teams; (objective 2 & 3)

E. the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems; (objective 2)

F. the understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; (objectives 4 & 6)

G. the ability to communicate effectively; (objective 2)

H. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context; (objective 5)

I. recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning; (objective 4)

J. knowledge of contemporary issues; (objective 4)

K. the ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice; (objective 2)