ABET Accreditation

 

 


Mechanical Engineering Program (Bachelor's Degree)


Program Education Objectives

As approved in the ME Faculty meeting of 22 November 2019: 

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will be problem solving, responsible professionals ready for work in industry or further studies in graduate programs. Specifically, based on the needs of the program's regional industry partners, within a few years of graduation, mechanical engineering alumni will have:

  • Obtained professional employment in an engineering or closely related field, entered a graduate program in engineering or gained admission to a professional program such as medicine, law or business. 

  • Solved problems by applying appropriate engineering tools to the analysis, design and production of products or systems. 

  • Continued to develop their skills and increase their knowledge through professional activities including FE/PE certification, membership in professional societies and continuing education courses. 
  • Demonstrated good communication skills and worked effectively in team environment s that include membership across disciplines, backgrounds, positions and locations. 

 

 

Student Outcomes

In order to meet the mission and educational objectives of the program, the Mechanical Engineering Department at Arkansas Tech University established the following list of attributes as goals for its graduating students.

Students graduating from the Mechanical Engineering program should have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathmatics.

  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. A 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. A 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 apporpriate 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 strategies. 

 

Enrollments

                         

Academic Year

 

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018 

2019 

2020 

Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Total

264

246

244

224

255

319

360

366

382

 356

 313

 283

Full-Time

254

230

219

200

239

292

328

337

352

 328

 296

 265

Part-Time

10

16

25

24

16

27

32

29

30

 28

 17

 18

                           
                           

Bachelor's Degrees Awarded

                         

Academic Year

 

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

 2017-18

 2018-19

 2019-20

Mechanical Engineering

Baccalaureate Degrees

25

46

42

47

38

32

36

40

57

 76

 93

 71