Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years after graduation, those holding a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMaine are expected to:

  1. Successfully practice engineering in roles of increasing responsibility to serve local, state, national, and international industries and government agencies.
  2. Demonstrate a spirit of lifelong learning by pursuing professional licensure, graduate education, short courses or other training programs in engineering or related fields.
  3. Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility, and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion, in their work and daily lives.
  4. Participate in their community and in so doing advocate for the profession.

Student Outcomes

By the end of their undergraduate degree program in mechanical engineering, students will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies