Mechanical Engineering ABET Accreditation

 The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Program-specific Enrollment and Award Data is available here.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. To produce graduates who are able to practice mechanical engineering through design and analysis of mechanical systems in industry, government, and academic settings.
  2. To produce graduates who are prepared for graduate-level education, research and development, and other creative endeavors in science and technology.
  3. To produce graduates who are able to conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.
  4. To produce graduates who are able to become contributors and leaders in the economic development and improving the quality of life in the State of Alaska, the nation and the world.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering will have:

  • 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 judgement to draw conclusions; and
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.