ABET Mechanical Engineering Program Outcomes
Outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.
Cadets who qualify for graduation with a mechanical engineering major from USMA will demonstrate:
An ability to identify and formulate engineering problems and apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering along with creativity skills to solve those problems in mechanical engineering and Army contexts.
A familiarity with statistics and linear algebra, a knowledge of chemistry and depth in calculus-based physics, and an ability to apply advance mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations to solve mechanical engineering problems.
An ability to function professionally and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on multidisciplinary teams.
An ability to design and realize thermal and mechanical systems, components, or processes to meet the needs of the mechanical engineering discipline, the Army, or the nation.
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data to support the mechanical engineering design or problem solving process.
An ability to communicate effectively with clear, critical thinking skills required of a junior Army officer and within the context of solving mechanical engineering problems.
A knowledge of contemporary issues and an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions on the Army, the nation, and in global contexts.
An ability to continuously improve and engage in life-long learning to adapt to a technologically advancing Army.
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
ABET Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.
Demonstrate the philosophical basis for the practice of engineering that applies creative design and engineering thought processes to solve problems.
Continue to develop an understanding of and appreciation for natural laws and technology, particularly as they apply to mechanical engineering.
Act responsibly upholding strict ethical and moral standards and considering impacts of decisions on social, political, economic, and technological issues.
Demonstrate necessary leadership and teamwork skills to work in multidisciplinary team environments.
Demonstrate elements of engineering practice that prepare graduates for advanced study in engineering or other technical areas to include admission into and success at top engineering graduate programs.
Communicate orally and in writing using correct and precise terms, demonstrating clear, critical thinking.
Commit to continuous self-improvement and life-long learning with the flexibility to adapt to changing Army needs.