Objectives and Outcomes

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the University of New Orleans Mechanical Engineering program will:

  1. Advance professionally, either through employment or progress toward an advanced degree, by applying their technical knowledge and abilities.
  2. Attain positions of increasing responsibility through employing effective workplace skills and the professional practice of engineering.

Student Learning Outcomes (ABET)

All graduates of the mechanical engineering program are expected to have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. An ability to apply advanced mathematics, including multi-variate calculus and differential equations.
  13. An ability to apply thermal/fluids concepts to mechanical engineering practice.
  14. An ability to apply solid mechanics concepts to mechanical engineering practice.