The Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Mechanical Engineering and Similar Named Programs.



Program Constituents:

  1. Faculty
  2. Advisory Council

Program Educational Objectives:

The Mechanical Engineering Program educational objectives are to produce exceptional graduates of diversity, who within a few years after graduation:

  1. Lead successful professional careers and become leaders in industry, government, private and public sectors.
  2. Contribute to organizational objectives and leadership exemplifying ethical and environmental standards and practices.
  3. Pursue professional development through participation in professional organizations, advanced education, and/or professional licensure.

Student Outcomes:

The student outcomes used by the Mechanical Engineering Program are those published in the ABET “Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs” document. Those outcomes are as follows:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Program Criteria:

The Mechanical Engineering Program criterion as listed in the ABET "Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" is as follows:


The curriculum must require students 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 prepare students to work professionally in either thermalor mechanical systems while requiring topics in each area.


The program must demonstrate that faculty members responsible for the upper-level professional program are maintaining currency in their specialty area.



The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to provide students with high quality, accessible undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering education; to engage and empower students with skills and knowledge to thrive in professional careers; and to serve society through economic and technological development of Southeast Texas and beyond.