The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is to contribute to the economic development and the well-being of society through innovative technological advancements and state-of-the-art education of highly proficient engineers who are well prepared for successful professional practice and civic outreach in a global business environment.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will steadfastly continue to enhance its international recognition for its leading-edge research, high-quality education and far-reaching contributions to society and the engineering profession.
The primary learning goal of the BSAE program is to implement state-of-the-art instructional materials, methods and technologies in order to prepare engineers who are highly proficient in their field of specialty and ready to contribute to the well-being of society through competent practice of the engineering profession, leading to economic development and innovative technological advancements.
The graduates of the BSAE program are well prepared to engage in the life-long pursuit of successful engineering careers by quickly adapting to the changing demands of the workforce in a dynamic global environment, by enhancing continuously their professional abilities or skills and by contributing effectively in multidisciplinary teams to the advancement of existing or anticipated industrial, economical and societal needs.
The bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives
The Program Educational Objectives of the BSAE program are focused on the abilities or accomplishments that our graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation and they are described below.
It is expected that, within a few years of graduating (three-five years), graduates will attain the following Program Educational Objectives:
PEO-1: Proficiency in practicing one or more areas of aerospace engineering.
It is expected that, within a few years of graduating, graduates will have consolidated professional proficiency as practitioners in at least one technical area of aerospace engineering, as reflected by the responsibilities and accomplishments of their professional practice.
PEO-2: Success in adapting to the demands of the workforce in the dynamic technological arena.
It is expected that, within a few years of graduating, graduates will have successfully adapted to the demands of the workforce in a dynamic technological arena through a professional practice that reflects high credentials or development of new technical skills and acumen for administrative functions.
PEO-3: Progress in their personal career development through professional service, continuing education and/or graduate studies.
It is expected that, within a few years of graduating, graduates will have made meaningful progress in their professional career, either by promotions to positions of higher responsibility with their employers, by participation in professional service activities or by technical self-improvement through continuing education or graduate degree programs.
PEO-4: Meaningful involvement in a team that tangibly contributes to industry and/or society through the engineering discipline.
It is expected that, within a few years of graduating, graduates will have the experience of being or having been members in a team of professionals successfully making tangible technical contributions to industry or society through an engineering discipline.
Upon graduation, all bachelor of science students in aerospace engineering will have the:
Outcome A: Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
Outcome A assessment plan.
Outcome B: Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze
and interpret data.
Outcome B assessment plan.
Outcome C: 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.
Outcome C assessment plan.
Outcome D: Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
Outcome D assessment plan.
Outcome E:. Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
Outcome E assessment plan.
Outcome F: Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
Outcome F assessment plan.
Outcome G: Ability to communicate effectively.
Outcome G assessment plan.
Outcome H: Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering
solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
Outcome H assessment plan.
Outcome I: Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long
Outcome I assessment plan.
Outcome J: Knowledge of contemporary issues.
Outcome J assessment plan.
Outcome K: Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering
tools necessary for engineering practice.
Outcome K assessment plan.