ABET Accreditation

Program educational objectives

students in ME 250 working on a project

As part of our accreditation process, ABET asks our department to capture the overall goals of the undergraduate programs in mechanical and industrial engineering. These are called our program educational objectives. They are:

Mechanical Engineering

  • To adeptly apply analytical, experimental, and computer tools in design and performance improvement of mechanical and thermal systems.
  • To effectively pursue ethically responsible professional growth through continued learning and by taking on different roles in multidisciplinary teams (i.e., to become better engineers, both technically and in dealing with others).
  • To work successfully in many different situations and with many different kinds of people, and to adapt to changes in the workplace and in the world (i.e., to be engineers who embrace diversity and change).

Industrial Engineering

  • To adeptly apply analytical, experimental, and computer tools in design and performance improvement of manufacturing and service systems.
  • To effectively pursue ethically responsible professional growth through continued learning and by taking on different roles in multidisciplinary teams (i.e., to become better engineers, both technically and in dealing with others).
  • To work successfully in many different situations and with many different kinds of people, and to adapt to changes in the workplace and in the world (i.e., to be engineers who embrace diversity and change).