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ABETPhotoIn 2012 the B.S. degree program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET for the maximum term of six years.  In that same year, the M.Eng. degree program was similarly accredited.   The M.E. Department undergoes an annual self-review and in 2018 the department will again go through the full EAC accreditation process.  For more information regarding accreditation, visit:   http://www.abet.org

The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of 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).

 

Enrollment & Degree Data

 


Fall 2013 Enrollment
Undergraduate 480
Master's 49
PhD 23

Degrees Awarded Chart for Mechanical Engineering

Degrees Conferred
Academic Year BS MEng MS PhD Certificates
2012-2013 xx xx xx 0 -
2011-2012 78 38 3 0 -
20010-2011 65 44 9 3 -
2009-2010 81 53 3 2 -
2008-2009 81 48 3 2 -
2007-2008 71 33 7 3 -

Program Enrollment Chart for Mechanical Engineering

Academic
Year

FT/PT Enrollment
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Total UG1 Enrollment Program
MEng MS PhD
Total Grad2

Fall 2012

FT
0 41 67 114
222
57 7 29
93

Fall 2012

PT
0 0 4 5
9
10 12 3
25

Fall 2011

FT
0 34 70 121
225
48 5 25
78

Fall 2011

PT
0 1 5 6
12
7 6 2
15

Fall 2010

FT
1 37 92 107
237
52 7 24
83

Fall 2010

PT
0 2 2 15
19
6 4 3
13

Fall 2009

FT
0 51 82 114
247
54 12 18
84

Fall 2009

PT
0 1 1 18
20
11 3 4
18

Fall 2008

FT
0 48 62 139
249
54 7 13
74

Fall 2008

PT
0 2 1 7
10
13 2 5
20

Fall 2007

FT
6 32 65 151
254
55 7 15
77

Fall 2007

PT
0 1 2 14
17
9 3 4
16

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