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Educational Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

Consistent with the vision and mission statements of the University of Kentucky and the College of Engineering, the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering will prepare our graduates for successful practice or academic pursuits in mechanical engineering.  We expect our graduates to attain the following Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Our graduates will be employed in mechanical engineering or a variety of related fields as professionals, or attend graduate and professional schools in their career paths.
  2. Our graduates will continue their education and professional growth by supporting or participating in professional societies, licensure programs, short courses or other professional development activities.

Student Outcomes

Outcome (a):  Our students will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.

Outcome (b):  Our students will have the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

Outcome (c):  Our students will have the ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, including economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

Outcome (d):  Our students will have the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

Outcome (e):  Our students will have the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

Outcome (f): Our students will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

Outcome (g):  Our students will have the ability to communicate effectively.

Outcome (h):  Our students will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

Outcome (i):  Our students will recognize the need for and the ability to engage in lifelong learning

Outcome (j):  Our students will have knowledge of contemporary issues.

Outcome (k): Our students will have the ability to use the technical skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


The University of Kentucky Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more information on ABET visit www.abet.org.