Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from the OC mechanical engineering program will:

  1. Adapt and grow in both technical and professional excellence throughout their career, exhibiting continuous learning and advancement.
  2. Earn increasing levels of leadership and technical responsibility in the workplace, exhibiting the highest standards of ethical and professional integrity.
  3. Embody the Christian worldview and pursue balanced lives of scholarship, leadership and service.

Student Outcomes

Graduates from the OC mechanical engineering program will possess:

  • 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 economic, 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
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • An understanding of the Christian world view
  • An appreciation for a balanced life emphasizing leadership, spiritual, social, and professional roles

For more information, contact:
Dr. Wayne Whaley

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