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):

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

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. an 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. an 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 appropriate 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

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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