Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Program Objectives & Outcomes


The Mechanical Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for the Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Program Educational Objectives

The current educational objectives of the mechanical engineering program are:

  • Graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of employers of mechanical engineers.
  • Qualified graduates will continue their professional development by pursuing advanced study if they so desire.
  • Graduates will continue their professional development by pursuing leadership positions in their profession and/or communities

Student Outcomes

The program must have documented student outcomes that support the program educational objectives. Attainment of these outcomes prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.

Student outcomes are:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategy.


Fall 2023

Department Fndl Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Mechanical Engineering 873 641 68 77 1659

Degrees Awarded (Academic Year)

YEAR Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
2023 253 32 15 299
2022 246 26 7 279
2021 305 24 13 342
2020 355 25 7 387
2019 356 9 16 381
2018 357 17 15 389

Mechanical Engineering BS

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