Mission Statement

The Engineering Program will produce engineers who are technically competent, creative, literate, as well as globally and socially aware. We strive to ensure our graduates are successful in globally competitive environments. The program vision is to be one of the best engineering education programs in Michigan while providing students, staff, and faculty with rewarding and satisfying collaborative experiences. The mission is to provide our customers with total confidence in our educational and professional expertise and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity. The program provides a cross functional, hybrid, multifunctional experience with related information and knowledge that is effectively transfered to industry and society without the need for extensive retraining.

Educational Objectives for the Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Programs

  • Graduates use engineering principles and standards to develop innovative solutions when they model, analyze, design mechanical, thermal, automotive components and systems.
  • Graduates are successfully employed in mechanical engineering and other related professions.
  • Graduates successfully demonstrate ethical, professional, leadership, teamwork, communication and technical competencies.
  • Graduates engage in lifelong learning demonstrated by professional development, publication, continuing education and other similar activities. 

Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.