Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes


The B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives:

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program are expected within a few years of graduation to:

  • Demonstrate technical competency in their careers
  • Function effectively in an industrial or academic environment
  • Engage in professional development
  • Shape their professions and societies

Feedback regarding the Mechanical Engineering program educational objectives is received from four primary constituencies:

  • Students enrolled in the program;
  • The employer base for the graduates and cooperative education students;
  • The alumni of the program; and,
  • The engineering faculty and administration

In addition to the four primary constituencies, the following external stakeholders are heavily involved in the success of the School of Engineering programs.

  • The West Michigan community, in which the majority of our co-op students and graduates practice and contribute both professionally and personally;
  • The State of Michigan


Student Outcomes:

The graduate will know and demonstrate:

  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;
  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 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;

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment Data - Fall 2017





Mechanical Engineering (ME)




Pre-Admit:  Total enrollment of students in foundation level engineering courses, prior to admittance into the School of Engineering through the secondary admit process.

Secondary admit:  Total enrollment of students in upper level engineering courses, after admittance into the School of Engineering through the secondary admit process.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Graduation Data - 2017



Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Graduates:  Total number of senior students, who have fulfilled the program requirements for one of the five engineering BSE programs, during the specified year.

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