## Mechanical Engineering Objectives

**Objective 1 **is to prepare graduates who will create new ways to meet society's needs through the application of fundamentals of engineering science to important practical problems using design, analysis, and synthesis of mechanical components, systems, and tools, and through basic and applied research.

**Strategy and Action 1**

Develop strong background in math, physics, chemistry and computing by:

- Requiring mathematics through differential equations and boundary value problems
- Requiring physics through electricity and magnetism and applied mechanics
- Requiring chemistry
- Requiring the knowledge of modern computer programming and basic algorithms and data structures

**Outcomes:**

- Create a base for life-long learning in engineering and science
- Solve mathematical problems in engineering involving linear algebra, multivariable calculus, ordinary and partial differential equations
- Solve elementary problems in mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and knowledge of mechanics in depth
- Knowledge of fundamental general chemistry
- Ability to program in a current programming language, and basic knowledge of algorithm and data structure

**Strategy and Action 2**

Provide a suite of courses covering the theory and fundamental application of engineering sciences including thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials, solid mechanics, dynamics and control, and electronics, as well as, the fundamentals of modern design engineering

**Outcomes:**

- Knowledge of thermodynamics and its applications, basic fluid mechanics, materials, and the ability to apply electronics
- Experience in the application of CAD/CAM techniques to mechanical systems

**Strategy and Action 3**

Require advanced knowledge of mechanical design, including control of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, fluid mechanics or thermodynamics, and knowledge of structural materials.

**Outcomes:**

- Core competencies in mechanical sciences
- Develop a system perspective

**Strategy and Action 4**

Complement theoretical study with required laboratory experiences in design and manufacturing, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, dynamics, material science, and electronics, and optional laboratory experiences in computers and control systems.

**Outcomes:**

- Ability of designing for manufacturability
- Development of deeper understanding of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials
- Ability to use electronics, control systems and computers for engineering applications