Program Accreditation and Information
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in mechanical engineering at Kansas State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
ABET is a not-for-profit, non-governmental accrediting agency for programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology, and we are recognized as an accreditor by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates. In addition, the accreditation process:
- Assures that graduates of an accredited program are adequately prepared to enter and continue the practice of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology
- Stimulates the improvement of technical education
- Encourages new and innovative approaches to technical education and its assessment
The mission of the department of mechanical and nuclear engineering is to (1) provide rigorous and challenging educational experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to enable students to attain their full potential, (2) conduct scholarship that is of national and international repute to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of society, and (3) provide service through outreach programs to our profession, Kansas, the nation, and the world.
Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.
- Graduates will apply technical knowledge and skills in their chosen profession or advanced study to the greater benefit of Kansas, the nation, and the world.
- Graduates will utilize effective communication and team skills to work productively within their professions and communities.
- Graduates will demonstrate integrity, responsibility, and accountability in their professional activities.
- Graduates will participate in life-long learning and professional development.
Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes
Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The mechanical engineering program will enable students to attain the following, by the time of graduation:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Information on undergraduate enrollment and degrees awarded can be found on the following pages: