The mechanical engineering program at NJIT strives:
To educate mechanical engineering graduates to help the state, and the country in general, to stay competitive at the cutting edge of technology, to serve the profession of engineering, to become leaders in business, academia, industry, and the community and to engage in a lifetime of learning and achievement to benefit mankind.
To fulfill this mission, the following program objectives were established:
BSME Program Educational Objectives
The program educational objectives are our expectations of the accomplishments and characteristics of the careers of our graduates. The current Mechanical Engineering program educational objectives are:
- Graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of employers of mechanical engineers.
- Qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if they so desire.
- Graduates will pursue leadership positions in their profession and/or communities.
Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes
Prior to and subsequent to the previous EAC of ABET visit in 2013, the mechanical engineering faculty had adopted the engineering criteria “a” through “k” student outcomes, namely:
- (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.
The Mechanical Engineering Program, has adopted the “1” through “7” student outcomes, approved by EAC in July 2017 namely:
- 1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 2. 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
- 3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 4. 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
- 5. 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
- 6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- 7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.