Undergraduate Objectives & Outcomes
Program Educational Objectives
The program educational objectives embody the expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years following graduation. The program educational objectives of the department of mechanical engineering as adopted by its constituents are as follows:
- Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of mechanical engineers.
- Qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if they so desire.
Evaluation and Revision of Program Educational Objectives
These Educational Objectives are established based on input from the Mechanical Engineering Department constituents which are comprised of two groups:
- primary constituents, for which the curriculum is mainly structured, include the students, alumni, and industry
- secondary constituents include the faculty, community (general public), and profession (i.e., practicing engineers and professional societies)
Based on the feedback and input from the constituents, adjustments are made to the Program Educational Objectives whenever a need is identified. The assessment and revision process is illustrated below.
Student outcomes are statements of the expectations for the knowledge and skills that students should possess when they graduate with a BSME degree from Texas Tech University. Graduates of the program must demonstrate the following:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- 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. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- an ability to communicate effectively.
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- a knowledge of contemporary issues.
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
The Student Outcomes are designed to support both the Program Educational Objectives and the accreditation requirements of the ABET Engineering Criteria 2011−2012 (Criterion 3 outcomes (a) through (k)). The assessment and revision process is illustrated below.
The bachelor of science in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,