The mechanical engineering program offers the opportunity to prepare for rewarding and responsible careers in support of technical and engineering activities. The program is designed to provide graduates with a strong technical foundation that integrates the methods, materials, machinery, and power resources found in modern industry. Students receive both lecture and hands-on laboratory training in manufacturing processes, engineering mechanics, thermo-fluid sciences, mechanical vibration, machine design and senior design project.
ME Mission Statement
The mission of the Mechanical Engineering (ME) program at Eastern Michigan University is to provide a high-quality, application-oriented education which develops future professionals who will improve the design and development of existing and new technologies. The goal of the program is to provide college graduates with the skills needed to successfully enter the workforce, the potential to grow with the needs of the advancement of technology, and to educate future leaders in the profession. The faculty in the program are committed to providing service and leadership in the promotion and advancement of the educational goals of the University.
Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to produce graduates who:
- Solve mechanical engineering and related problems in local, regional and global industries.
- Be well rounded, ethical, productive, and contributing members to society.
- Be effective communicators, valued team members, and embrace diversity and continuous improvement.
- Be lifelong learners who pursue professional development or graduate studies in their professional fields.
Eastern Michigan University's B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve the program's objectives after graduation.
ME graduates will demonstrate their skills in the following areas:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
- 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
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
See Curriculum page for application to ME