Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Program Objectives & Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering BS Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of earning the baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering, graduates are expected to achieve one or more of the following program educational objectives:

  • Develop successful careers as mechanical engineers, demonstrate professional engineering competence via positions of increasing responsibility and/or assignments.
  • Complete or pursue graduate education in engineering or related fields, participate in professional development and/or industrial training courses and/or obtain engineering certification.
  • Participate in research and development and other creative and innovative efforts in science, engineering and technology; and/or pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • If not in a mechanical engineering career, successful transition into an education, business, legal, medical or government career.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the community and profession through involvement with community and/or professional organizations.


Fall 2017

Department Fndl Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Mechanical Engineering 822 942 28 89 1881

Degrees Awarded

Academic Year 2016-2017
Degrees awarded: December 2016, May 2017, August 2017

Department Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Mechanical Engineering 227 15 15 257

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are statements of the expectations for the knowledge and skills that students should possess when they graduate with a Mechanical Engineering BS degree from Texas Tech University. Graduates of the program must demonstrate the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Mechanical Engineering Program Specific Criteria

By the time of graduation students must also be able

  • To apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations);
  • To model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes; and prepare students to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems while requiring topics in each area.


The Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes & Program Specific Criteria are presented in the 2017-2018 course catalog.

The Mechanical Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Department of Mechanical Engineering