ABET Mechanical Engineering (ME)

The Rutgers University - New Brunswick program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

ME Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the B.S. Mechanical Engineering program are that within 3 to 5 years after graduation, graduates will:

  • be incorporated into a professional workforce addressing the challenges of our society in areas of relevance to Mechanical Engineering, including energy, aerospace, and advanced manufacturing.
  • be engaged in graduate research, professional and/or education programs for gaining further training to address interdependent and complementary challenges of our society; and  
  • recognize the responsibilities and rewards associated with an engineering career and life-long service to the profession.

ME Student Outcomes

Students from the Mechanical Engineering program will attain (by the time of graduation):

(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.

Enrollment Degree Data

The table shows five years of enrollment and degree data. Association with an engineering major typically starts  in the second year.

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