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Objectives and Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Mechanical engineering graduates of the California State University Maritime Academy working in the engineering profession will:

A. Be well educated professionals who utilize their intellectual learning, applied technology experience, leadership skills and global awareness in successful careers, and continue to improve their skills through lifelong learning and advanced studies;

B. Effectively practice as professional engineers, managers, and leaders in the maritime and energy industries and a wide variety other fields, and as licensed engineers in the merchant marine;

C. Successfully combine fundamental engineering knowledge, core leadership skills and the practical experience gained at the Academy to turn ideas into reality for the benefit of society;

D. Be influential members of multidisciplinary teams, creatively and effectively contributing to the design, development, and objective evaluation of engineering components, systems, and products, and clearly communicating the work in an appropriate manner to their customers and colleagues; and

E. Personally assume and actively encourage peers to uphold the professional, ethical, social and environmental responsibilities of their profession.

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

All graduates receiving a BSME degree from the California State University Maritime Academy are expected to have:

an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economics, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
an ability to communicate effectively;
the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
a knowledge of contemporary issues;
an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
an ability to apply principle of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes;
ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas;
an ability to apply the "hands-on" knowledge to solve/understand engineering design problems/systems;
an ability to demonstrate leadership roles;
an ability to comprehend and convey technical information.



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