Program Educational Objectives
Graduates from the OC mechanical engineering program will:
- Adapt and grow in both technical and professional excellence throughout their career, exhibiting continuous learning and advancement.
- Earn increasing levels of leadership and technical responsibility in the workplace, exhibiting the highest standards of ethical and professional integrity.
- Embody the Christian worldview and pursue balanced lives of scholarship, leadership and service.
Graduates from the OC mechanical engineering program will possess:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- Knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- An understanding of the Christian world view
- An appreciation for a balanced life emphasizing leadership, spiritual, social, and professional roles