Program Outcomes and Learning Objectives
Student Outcomes for Mechanical Engineering:
The graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program at SPSU will have:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret
- 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
- an ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including
multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design, and realize
physical systems, components or processes.
- an ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.
Program Educational Objectives for Mechanical Engineering:
During the first few years after graduation we expect our graduates to
- Meet the educational requirements to pursue registration as a professional engineer
in the State of Georgia and other states in the nation.
- Demonstrate success and/or leadership in their engineering positions.
- Be prepared to pursue graduate education in mechanical and other professional fields.