Objectives and Outcomes
The Department of Mechanical Engineering, with input from its constituents, has set the following Program Objectives:
- Technical Skills
The Mechanical Engineering Department will produce graduates with a solid foundation in technical knowledge and essential engineering competencies; equipping them to be adaptable and productive throughout their careers.
- Workplace Skills
The Mechanical Engineering Department will produce graduates who have mastered the essential workplace skills required to advance their careers through increasing levels of responsibility.
- Life Skills
The Mechanical Engineering Department will produce graduates with an understanding of the Christian worldview and the broad education necessary for balanced lives of scholarship, leadership and service.
OC Mechanical Engineering graduates will demonstrate the following Program Outcomes:
- 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;
- a 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; and
- an appreciation for a balanced life emphasizing leadership, spiritual, social, and professional roles.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Wayne Whaley