Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes
Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Program at The University of Iowa will be prepared to contribute effectively as engineers in a diverse and multidisciplinary work environment.
(A) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
(B) an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data;
(C) 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;
(D) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
(E) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
(F) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
(G) an ability to communicate effectively;
(H) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
(I) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
(J) a knowledge of contemporary issues;
(K) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
(L) an ability to work professionally in thermal systems engineering, including the design and realization of such systems; and
(M) an ability to work professionally in mechanical systems engineering, including the design and realization of such systems.
Graduates will have the following attributes:
Outcome I: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply principles of chemistry, physics, calculus, and advanced mathematics to solve problems in thermal-fluids and mechanical systems areas.
Outcome II: Students will demonstrate a familiarity with statistics and linear algebra in understanding and applying uncertainty analysis and solving systems of algebraic equations of problems with relevance to mechanical engineering.
Outcome III: Students will demonstrate the ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas including the design and realization of such systems.
Outcome IV: Students will demonstrate the ability to use contemporary methods and tools for (a) design of components and systems, (b) analysis, and (c) measurements, analysis and interpretation of data.
Outcome V: Students will demonstrate the ability to work in a diverse working environment, recognize the economic and societal contexts, and communicate effectively.
Outcome VI: Students will be able to apply their education experience to a wide career path.
Outcome VII: Students will have an appreciation of professionalism, ethics, leadership, and globalization.