The mission of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department is to educate and prepare students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for leadership roles in the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering and to conduct research for the benefit of society.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering aims to be recognized as a leader in mechanical and aerospace engineering education and research. This vision will be fulfilled through excellence in education and targeted research themes in emerging areas.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering values integrity, diversity, critical thinking, impartial judgment, change, innovation, and collegiality.
The core principles of the Department are a commitment to a mastery of fundamentals, creativity, social awareness, leadership skills, and professionalism. The qualities define the department, its program, and its graduates.
The significant constituencies of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department are the faculty, the students, the alumni, the employers and the graduate schools. Special representatives of these constituencies include the Industrial Advisory Board of the Program and student leadership of the AIAA and ASME undergraduate programs. The programs educational objectives are established and reviewed on an ongoing basis based on the feedback from the various constituencies as well as archival information about the program graduates. The faculty engages in continuing discussions of the academic programs in the regularly-scheduled monthly faculty meetings throughout the academic year.
In order to achieve these objectives, we have adopted the following student outcomes, as stated by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc.
These student outcomes are also assessed on an ongoing basis in order to maintain and improve the quality of the undergraduate experience and equip our students to achieve the objectives stated in our Programs Educational Objectives.