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Program Educational Objectives

Expanding upon the mission statement, the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department lists two specific undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives. These objectives are fully consistent with Utah State University's mission as a land-grant institution.

  1. Graduates will succeed in entry-level engineering positions with mechanical or aerospace firms in regional, national, or international industries, as well as with government agencies.
  2. Graduates will succeed in the pursuit of advanced degrees in engineering or other fields where a solid foundation in mathematics, science, technology, and engineering fundamentals is required.

Student Outcomes

Program outcomes are statements that describe what units of knowledge or skill students are expected to acquire from the program to prepare them to achieve the program educational objectives. These are typically demonstrated by the student and measured by the program at the time of graduation and are given as follows:

  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 judgements, 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

Enrollment and Graduation Data

  Academic Year Enrollment Year Total Total Degrees Awarded
      1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Undergrad Grad Associates Bachelors Masters Doctorates
Current Year Fall 2019 FT 68 131 147 313   659 43   143 33 3
PT 1 2 14 39   56 32
1 year prior to current year Fall 2018 FT 92 152 167 312 4 727 48   134 31 7
PT 1 10 24 42   77 27
2 years prior to current year Fall 2017 FT 113 119 137 300 5 674 50   127 30 3
PT 3 9 17 42   71 35
3 years prior to current year Fall 2016 FT 117 152 138 277 2 686 51   122 28 5
PT 11 11 16 33   71 41
4 years prior to current year Fall 2015 FT 131 161 146 273 4 715 30   102 19 4
PT 15 21 19 38   93 53