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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Undergraduate

ABET Accreditation

The following programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology:

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public. Visit the ABET website to learn more about accreditation.

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Mission

Program missions are in keeping with the overall mission of Washington State University and the mission of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

The mission of the BSMSE program is to provide excellence in education, research, and service in the field of materials science and engineering through educational programs that graduate students with strong backgrounds in scientific and engineering problem-solving methods.

The mission of the BSME program is to provide a broad education in mechanical engineering that prepares our students for being successful in professional practice and advanced studies.

Goals

  • Provide quality education in fundamental principles and their applications to engineering practice.
  • Foster an environment that stimulates learning and instills a sense of professional, social, and ethical responsibility.

Constituencies

The constituencies of the program include current and past students, faculty of the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME), employers of our students, and the citizens of the state of Washington.

The constituencies provide their input to the program in the following manner:

  • Faculty participation occurs through monthly faculty meetings and yearly faculty retreats.
  • Student participation occurs through Alumni Surveys.
  • Employer participation usually occurs through Employer Surveys.
  • Industrial input also occurs directly through the participation of the External Advisory Board (EAB) for MME. Advisory Board members also participate in the review of the Program Outcomes.
  • Participation by the citizens of Washington State has been in several forms, including legislative actions and requirements for accountability, and directives from the Washington Higher Education Coordination Board.

Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will be involved in the practice of engineering or in pursuit of graduate studies.
  2. Graduates will perform successfully as members of professional teams in the global arena.
  3. Graduates will function professionally and continuously improve their professional skills.

Programs Outcomes

The desired outcomes of the BSMSE and BSME programs are that every student graduating from these programs should demonstrate the following:

Materials Science and Engineering (BSMSE)

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  4. Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. Ability to apply advanced science (such as chemistry and physics) and engineering principles to materials systems.
  13. Integrated understanding of the scientific and engineering principles underlying the above for major elements of the field, viz. structure, properties, processing and performance related to materials systems appropriate to the field.
  14. Ability to apply and integrate knowledge from each of the above four elements of the field to solve materials selection and design problems
  15. Ability to utilize experimental, statistical, and computational methods consistent with the goals of the program.

Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

  1. Firm foundation and knowledge of mathematics, statistics, science, and engineering principles and the ability to apply this knowledge for solving problems.
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments and the ability to analyze the data, interpret results, and draw conclusions.
  3. Ability to design thermal and mechanical components, systems, or processes to meet desired needs and imposed constraints.
  4. Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems encountered in the practice of mechanical engineering.
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  8. Ability to understand the global and societal impacts of engineering decisions.
  9. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for mechanical engineering practice.

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Data

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