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Program Educational Objectives

The primary educational program objectives of the bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering are:

  1. Within a few years of graduation, alumni will have attained one or more of the following:
    1. Employment and advancement in mechanical engineering or in another technical or professional field, where advancement could include attaining assignments of increasing responsibility or career promotions, developing a professional network, or advancing toward professional licensure.
    2. Initiation of and advancement in an entrepreneurial venture or business startup.
    3. Admission and progress toward or completion of a graduate degree program in engineering, business, medicine, law, or in another technical or professional field.
  2. Within a few years of graduation, alumni will have demonstrated advancement in meeting the standards and values of the engineering profession and of their own company, and involvement consistent with these standards and values such as in communities of practice, professional societies, policy making, and government.
    (See the U.S. Department of Labor’s Engineering Competency Standards, the ASME Core Values and the NSPE Code of Ethics for details on standards and values)
  3. Within a few years of graduation, alumni will have acted in ways consistent with the values of Ohio University by performing community service and volunteering, voting and being an engaged citizen, engaging in civil public discourse about technical issues, making decisions consistent with the triple bottom line (environmental, financial, social), and/or using their skills and influence in any way that contributes to the greater good.
    (See the 5 C’s: Values of OHIO: Community, Character, Civility, Citizenship, and Commitment: for details on the values of Ohio University.)

 

The primary educational program objectives of the bachelor's degree in energy engineering are:

  1. Within a few years of graduation, alumni will have attained one or more of the following:
    1. Employment and advancement in public or private sectors of the multidisciplinary energy field or in another technical or professional field, where advancement could include moving from being an individual contributor to leading projects, being promoted, developing a professional network, or advancing toward professional licensure or Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Certification.
    2. Admission and progress toward or completion of a graduate degree program in engineering, business, medicine, law, or in another technical or professional field.
  2. Within a few years of graduation, alumni will have demonstrated advancement in meeting the standards and values of the engineering profession and their own company, and involvement consistent with these standards and values such as in communities of practice, professional societies, policy making, and government. (See the U.S. Department of Labor’s Engineering Competency Standards, the Association of Energy Engineers Code of Ethics, and the NSPE Code of Ethics for details on standards and values.)
  3. Within a few years of graduation, alumni will have acted in ways consistent with the values of Ohio University by performing community service and volunteering, voting and being an engaged citizen, engaging in civil public discourse about technical issues, making decisions consistent with the triple bottom line (environmental, financial, social), and/or using their skills and influence in any way that contributes to the greater good. (See the 5 C’s: Values of OHIO: Community, Character, Civility, Citizenship, and Commitment: for details on the values of Ohio University.)

 

The objectives of the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering graduate program of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio University are to:

  1. Prepare graduates for advanced careers in the engineering profession including doctoral studies, post-doctoral experiences and technical leadership positions
  2. Graduate mechanical engineers with the ability to effectively communicate graduate-level engineering concepts and applications
  3. Graduate mechanical engineers with advanced engineering research and problem solving skills

 

The objectives of the Doctorate of Mechanical and Systems Engineering graduate program of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio University are to:

Graduate engineering professionals with advanced engineering research and problem solving skills, who can effectively communicate graduate-level engineering concepts and applications, who are able to continue to contribute to their discipline after graduation, who can contribute to the wellbeing of the society, and who are prepared to become leaders in research and teaching in academic, government, and industry positions.