Program Educational Objectives
Within a few years after graduation, those holding a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMaine are expected to:
- Successfully practice engineering in roles of increasing responsibility to serve local, state, national, and international industries and government agencies.
- Demonstrate a spirit of lifelong learning by pursuing professional licensure, graduate education, short courses or other training programs in engineering or related fields.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility in their work and daily lives.
- Participate in their community and in so doing advocate for the profession.
By the end of their undergraduate degree program in mechanical engineering, students will have:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies