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Division of Engineering Programs

Purpose of ME Program

The Division of Engineering Programs at SUNY New Paltz is committed to academic excellence. We offer high-quality undergraduate and master’s programs that prepare students to participate effectively as members of the engineering profession of today and tomorrow and to function as thoughtful and responsible members of modern society. We strive to create and maintain a challenging learning environment supportive of engineering study for a diverse student body as well as provide engineering education and technical support to the campus community, regional industry and the community-at-large.

Mission 

This mission closely follows that of our institution and is stated as:

I. Offering high-quality undergraduate programs in Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and a master’s program in Electrical Engineering to a diverse student body;

II. Providing engineering education and technical support to the campus community, regional industry and the community-at-large;

III. Admitting students who show promise of succeeding in the challenging field of engineering;

IV. Having our students gain technical knowledge, social skills and confidence to contribute as productive and responsible members of the engineering profession and the society.

Program Educational Objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program

Program Educational Objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve in three to five years. The educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to produce graduates who attain:

I. An ability to enter professional careers or pursue graduate studies in mechanical engineering or related fields.

II. An ability to advance in their professional careers through completion of engineering projects that utilize teamwork and communication skills, lifelong learning, independent and creative thinking, and leadership, with adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct. 

OR 

An ability to advance in their careers by completing graduate coursework, earning graduate degrees, and conducting, presenting and publishing original research, with adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct.

III. An ability to work beyond their primary responsibilities by providing service through active membership in professional societies and/or by being a productive member of their community.

Student Outcomes of the Mechanical Engineering Program

Student outcomes represent the desired knowledge and skills that Mechanical Engineering students must have acquired by the time of graduation. The Mechanical Engineering program has adopted ABET Criterion 3 (a) - (k) as its guiding student outcomes, as specified below.

By the time of graduation, Mechanical Engineering majors must have:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c) 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
d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g) an ability to communicate effectively
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice