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.