Accreditation

The mechanical engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

ABET

Program Mission

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to educate students in fundamental engineering principles, thus enabling the understanding of existing and next generation technologies relevant to research and engineering practice.  All graduates will receive a broad education that will enable them to be successful in industry or academia, the profession, and the community.

Program Educational Objectives

To carry out this mission, the Mechanical Engineering faculty, with input from other constituencies, has established the following objectives that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first few years following graduation:

  1. Apply fundamental engineering knowledge, industry perspective and research skills to become experts or leaders within a chosen engineering career path.
  2. Exhibit life-long learning and develop personal and teamwork skills in order to effectively solve real-life problems and clearly communicate their results.
  3. Practice ethical responsibility and accountability in professional activities and actively participate in professional development.

Student Outcomes

Program educational objectives are supported by student outcomes. The student outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at Mississippi State University are listed below.

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

Relationship of Student Outcomes to Program Educational Objectives

The relationship between the program educational objectives and the student outcomes are mapped in the table below.

Program Educational ObjectivesSupporting Student Outcomes
1. Apply fundamental engineering knowledge, industry perspective and research skills to become experts or leaders within a chosen engineering career path.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
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
2. Exhibit life-long learning and develop personal and teamwork skills in order to effectively solve real-life problems and clearly communicate their results.d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
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
3. Practice ethical responsibility and accountability in professional activities and actively participate in professional development.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
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic YearUndergraduate StudentsDegrees Awarded
2016-2017948132
2015-2016823114
2014-2015757116
2013-2014707106
2012-201363795