Cadets who qualify for graduation with a mechanical engineering major from USMA will demonstrate:
(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.
ABET Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.
Within four to seven years after graduation, mechanical engineering majors are expected to attain:
1. multiple positions of responsibility in which they:
a. lead people.
b. manage resources.
c. solve complex problems.
d. communicate information.
e. influence decisions.
f. uphold the Army values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage).
2. self-development through formal and informal learning opportunities.
3. experience in providing engineering expertise to the Army when called upon to do so.
4. sustained employment and/or further education in a technical/professional field.