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About the UK Paducah Campus

Students in Western Kentucky are taking advantage of a great educational opportunity that’s available close to home. The University of Kentucky, in collaboration with West Kentucky Community and Technical College, offers studies leading to bachelor’s degrees from UK in mechanical engineering and chemical engineering.

UK Paducah's programs, initiated in 1997, are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: (410) 347-7700.  They not only add to the range of opportunities for students, but also meet a regional need for professional engineers in this highly industrialized part of the Commonwealth.

Educational Objectives of the Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program:

  1. Produce graduates who are successful in chemical engineering practice, professional and/or academic pursuits

  2. Produce graduates who function independently and in teams to carry out in-depth solution strategies to chemical engineering problems

  3. Produce graduates who continue to advance in their careers and participate in professional development activities

Student Outcomes for the Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 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 engineering practice

Educational Objectives For the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program

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.

Our educational objectives are:

  1. Our graduates will practice mechanical engineering in a variety of fields as professionals and/or be recruited to graduate and professional schools in their career paths.
  2. Our graduates will communicate effectively, work in diverse teams, address the challenges of a global society and exhibit leadership, ethics and creativity in their work places.
  3. Our graduates will value continuing education and professional growth by supporting or participating in professional societies, licensure programs, short courses or other professional development activities.

Student Outcomes for the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 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 engineering practice