Program Objectives and Outcomes

The mechanical engineering undergraduate program has the following program objectives:

    1. Graduates of the mechanical engineering program should have attained one or more of the following objectives within a few years after completing their degrees:
        • Employment in the engineering or other field in a position that capitalizes on the skills and abilities
          gained through the degree in mechanical engineering. Graduates will hold positions of increasing
          responsibility and leadership within their organizations.
        • Admission into, and possibly graduation from, a graduate degree program in mechanical engineering or
          other technical field.
        • Admission into a professional degree program, such as law, medicine or business, in accordance with the
          specific interests and abilities of the graduate.
  1. Through volunteering, entrepreneurial endeavors, community service, their employment, etc., graduates of the mechanical engineering program will demonstrate commitment to the Sun Devil ideals of global engagement, social embeddedness, social transformation and sustainability.

The mechanical engineering program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Upon graduation from this program, students will have mastered the outcomes prescribed for engineering programs and the specific curricular requirements for mechanical engineering. Student outcomes include:

(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

The mechanical engineering program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Student enrollment and graduation data is available at