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ABET Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering program at UMBC is accreditted by ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission.

ABET, Inc. 111 Market Place, Suite 1050 Baltimore, MD 21202 Telephone: 410-347-7700 Fax: 410-625-2238 E-mail: accreditation@abet.org Website: www.abet.org

The Program Educational Objectives The faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UMBC is dedicated to serving its constituencies by graduating mechanical engineers who will achieve the following milestones 3-5 years from graduation:

  • Demonstrate success as a professional mechanical engineer, or a successful transition from the traditional mechanical engineer career path into another career.
  • Demonstrate success in advanced education, research and development, or other creative efforts in engineering, science and technology.

Mechanical Engineering Program Outcomes

The program outcomes below are the knowledge and skills students are expected to attain at the time of graduation:

(a)  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b)  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) 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

(d)  an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e)  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f)  an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i)  a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j)  a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Mechanical Engineering Program Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

Enrollment and graduation data are available from the Office of Institutional Research, Analysis and Decision support:

  • Select “Trends by Primary Plan” (look under the College of Engineering and Information Technology – COEIT)  on the Undergraduate Enrollment page for the number of students enrolled in each major according to their first declared major.
  • Select “Undergraduate” on the Degree Awards page for the number of graduates from each program.