The Mechanical Engineering program strives to maintain faculty, curriculum, and supporting facilities that facilitate excellence in undergraduate teaching. The Mechanical Engineering program supports the Academy's mission by providing midshipmen with a broad education in mechanical engineering subjects and a knowledge of fundamental engineering principles that enhance their ability to understand and design naval systems and to supervise the operation of these systems. The program instills in its graduates a desire to maintain high ethical and professional standards and prepares them for continued success in naval service, professional training programs, graduate studies, and/or engineering careers.
The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.
Within a few years (3-5 years) of graduation, we want our graduates to have:
- Attained warfare qualification.
- Successfully served in leadership positions in a technically complex environment typical of the Naval services.
Within five to nine years after graduation, we want our graduates to have:
- Pursued graduate studies and/or other forms of continuing education and certification required for their professional development.
- Managed technical projects to successful completion, demonstrating knowledge of fundamental engineering principles that enable competence as engineers and leaders who significantly contribute to overall mission effectiveness.
In 2021 the Mechanical Engineering program adopted the ABET program curricular outcomes of Criterion 3 (1-7) as our student outcomes.
- 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.
Mechanical Engineering Program