Accreditation Information

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Our BSE program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

 VISION

The vision of the Mechanical Engineering department at Northern Arizona University is to be recognized as an outstanding Mechanical Engineering program in undergraduate and graduate-level education, and in faculty scholarship in focused areas of expertise.

MISSION

The mission of the mechanical engineering department is to:

  • Provide our students with an outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that prepares them for engineering practice and advanced education
  • Conduct leading research
  • Perform relevant service activities for the university and the mechanical engineering profession

ACHIEVEMENT OF MISSION

We will achieve our mission through offering a rich learning environment, including:

  • innovative and challenging curricula;
  • excellent instruction;
  • professional practice opportunities;
  • research opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students;
  • active student societies; and
  • meaningful faculty advising and mentoring.

Our faculty, who serve as models of engineering professionals, will be intellectually active in applied research and professional activities that serve the technical needs of society and also benefit the education of our students. Our graduates will be prepared for engineering practice, advanced education, and leadership in the technical community and society at large.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the time of graduation, our students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

(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 multi-disciplinary 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.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

 Within 3-5 years after graduation, our mechanical engineering alumni will have:

  •  Successfully applied their engineering knowledge in practice or in graduate school.
  •  Successfully applied their knowledge of engineering principles in a variety of mechanical engineering applications and thus are competitive in the professional market.
  •  Demonstrated an understanding of ethical and professional responsibilities.
  •  Actively continued the process of lifelong learning.
  •  Demonstrated the essential technical and communication skills necessary to assume leadership roles in the engineering profession.

ENROLLMENT AND GRADUATION INFORMATION

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Undergrad

Bachelors Degrees Awarded

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

2013-14

FT

172

138

148

176

6

640

 

PT

7

4

11

15

4

41

2012-13

FT

191

123

130

170

11

625

99

PT

2

7

3

16

1

29

2011-12

FT

150

117

113

120

6

506

56

PT

3

4

6

14

3

30

2010-11

FT

143

107

87

93

3

433

41

PT

5

1

4

9

3

22

2009-10

FT

148

90

62

66

4

370

35

PT

2

3

5

5

2

17

2008-09

FT

143

63

50

57

4

317

31