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Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering Program prepares students to attain the following program educational objectives a few years after graduation:
  1. Have engineering or other careers in industry, government, and or will pursue advanced graduate or professional degrees.
  2. Apply their engineering knowledge and skills to their professional careers.
  3. Continue to advance their knowledge, communication and leadership skills using technology, continuing education, problem solving, and by serving technical or professional societies.
  4. Apply their understanding of societal, environmental, and ethical issues to their professional activities.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the UTSA Mechanical Engineering Program will demonstrate the following:
  • 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 multidisciplinary 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
  • l. an 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 orprocesses; and work professionally in both thermal and mechanicalsystems areas.