The Mechanical Engineering program at UC Merced is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.ABET.org.
Mechanical Engineering Program Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the program shall possess:
- 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 Educational Objectives
Within a few years of graduating, alumni of the Mechanical Engineering program are expected to:
- Practice mechanical engineering to innovate with respect to thermal/fluid systems, mechanical systems and design, and sustainable energy systems in public and private enterprises
- Communicate effectively, in written and spoken format, with professional and broader communities
- Pursue life-long learning, in the pursuit of recognizing new directions and knowledge in engineering, and understanding modern tools of analysis, synthesis and design
- Incorporate interdisciplinary concepts into engineering solutions
- Practice engineering in an ethical manner, respecting regulatory concerns and the broader impacts of engineering solutions
Mechanical Engineering Faculty
For a listing of the School of Engineering Mechanical Engineering faculty.