Program Goals & Objectives

Program Goals & Objectives

Mission Statement

The Rowan University Mechanical Engineering Program is a student-centered, primarily undergraduate program that incorporates leading-edge educational methods and technology with engineering practice. We prepare students for careers in the global mechanical process industry and related fields, and for advanced degree study. Our program provides students with a strong foundation in mechanical engineering science and design, and emphasizes the development of effective communication and teaming skills, and professional responsibility in preparation for a career in a diverse global workforce. Throughout the curriculum, students are exposed to mechanical engineering methods using hands-on, state-of-the-art experiments, modern computer tools, and problem synthesis and solution approaches. The Mechanical Engineering Program is committed to technical excellence, professional responsibility, and lifelong learning.

Program’s Educational Objectives

We have structured our undergraduate program such that our graduates ...

  1. are well-rounded engineers who can apply knowledge and skills in their careers.
  2. consider the context and broader impacts of engineering solutions in professional practice.
  3. effectively communicate to a broad spectrum of audiences and have the teamwork and leadership skills to excel professionally.
  4. are flexible to adapt to changing technology and recognize the need for continuous improvement, self-study or further education.

Student Outcomes

We measure our effectiveness in meeting our Educational Objectives by assessing our students’ ability, upon graduation, to...

  1. be able to apply broad scientific, mathematical, and engineering knowledge in order to be able to identify, formulate and solve problems in thermal or mechanical systems.
  2. be able to design a system, component, process or experiment and analyze and interpret data
  3. be able to use modern tools, hardware and software in problem solving process
  4. recognize the need for professional and ethical responsibility
  5. recognize and consider the consequences of engineering solutions on society
  6. be knowledgeable of contemporary issues
  7. be effective communicators
  8. work effectively in multidisciplinary teams
  9. recognize that learning is a continuous process