Accreditation

The Bachelors of Science (B.S.) Degree in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.) Degree in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

For more information about accreditation, visit the ABET site:

http://www.abet.org

The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is the nationally acknowledged engineering accreditation entity. It sets high educational quality standards that are recognized by industry and universities.

Graduates of the University of Louisville Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering are required to demonstrate:

  1. The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to the solution of problems encountered in mechanical engineering practice (shorthand reference: “Fundamentals”).
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments assessing phenomena encountered during mechanical engineering practice, along with the ability to analyze and interpret the resulting data (Experimental Techniques).
  3. An ability to design mechanical engineering systems, components, or processes that meet requirements (Design).
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams in both leadership roles and as an individual contributor (Teamwork).
  5. The ability to identify and describe mechanical engineering problems, formulate constraints, devise and assess alternative approaches, and implement an optimal solution that satisfies specified performance, cost, time, and safety requirements (Problem Solving).
  6. A solid understanding of professional and ethical responsibility in the field of mechanical engineering, as well as a record of adherence to those standards during academic coursework and cooperative education internships (Ethics).
  7. The ability to communicate effectively in writing, during interpersonal discussions, and through formal multi-media presentations, along with the ability to use these skills within the context of mechanical engineering practice (Communication).
  8. An understanding of the impact of mechanical engineering solutions in a global and societal context (Societal Perspective).
  9. An understanding of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning (Continuing Education).
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues, along with an understanding of how such issues influence technology evolution and implementation (Contemporary Issues).
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for the practice of mechanical engineering (Engineering Practice).

In addition to encompassing all requirements mandated by ABET Criterion 3, this set of B.Sc. program outcomes satisfies ABET/ASME program criteria.

Students in the M.Eng. program are required to maintain and continue demonstrating the outcomes expected of B.Sc. students. They are also expected to demonstrate one additional outcome:

  1. An ability to apply masters-level knowledge in a specialized area related to mechanical engineering (Advanced Knowledge).

Specific enrollment and degree data available on Facts & Figures page.