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Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Consistent with the mission and the goals stated above and with input from the constituents of the mechanical engineering program, the following educational objectives have been adopted by the department.

Graduates of the WVU Tech Mechanical Engineering program will:

  1. be successful in the practice of mechanical engineering
  2. advance to positions of technical and/or managerial leadership
  3. be successful in graduate studies, if they choose to pursue advanced education
  4. be able to obtain professional registration, if they choose to, after appropriate professional experience
  5. be dedicated to life-long learning in their professional career
Student Outcomes

Consistent with the mission of WVU Tech and in compliance with ABET criteria, the Mechanical Engineering program at WVU Tech emphasizes the development of a well-rounded engineer with a strong background in mathematics, sciences, engineering analysis and design. Graduates of this program will be able to practice engineering as professionals or pursue graduate education and advanced studies.

Upon graduation, they will be able to demonstrate:

  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.