Clarkson Mechanical Engineering [Mechanical engineering]

Clarkson Mechanical Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are that graduates

  1. Will competently apply engineering methods to solve professional problems associated with the design, manufacture, and maintenance of electromechanical systems and understand the social, ethical, and environmental context of their work;
  2. Will communicate clearly, collaborate competently in teams, and assume leadership roles;
  3. Will have the habit of continuous professional development.

The program outcomes are the generic abilities that graduates will demonstrate that they have acquired. The defining characteristics of professional problems1 and the process used to solve them lead directly to these generic program outcomes.

1See Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Department Student Handbook.

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering, and an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data. (ABET a & b)
  • 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, and an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams. (ABET c & d)
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems, and an uderstanding of professional and ethical responsibility. (ABET e & f)
  • An ability to communicate effectively, and the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and social context. (ABET g & h)
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning, and a knowledge of contemporary issues. (ABET i & j)
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. (ABET k)

The Mechanical engineering program expects the student to graduate with the ability to: apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes; and work professionally in both thermal and electromechanical systems.

Curriculum Overview: The 120-credit program contains 84 credit hours of required technical courses, 36 credit hours of electives (including two professional electives, two undesignated electives and five Knowledge Area/University Course, KA/UC, electives).

Required Technical Courses: The first two years of the curriculum cover mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering science courses (including basic principles of statics, dynamics, solid mechanics, electrical circuits, materials and the use of computers).

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