Associate Professor Gary McDonald, Head
UTC’s mechanical engineering program prepares mechanical engineering students for successful careers in industry and academia, and provides service to the mechanical engineering profession.
Program Educational Objectives:
In support of this mission, UTC’s mechanical engineering program educational objectives are to
- Prepare mechanical engineering students, who are technically competent using analysis methods, appropriate to solving mechanical engineering problems for industry and for graduate studies;
- Develop skills pertinent to the design process including economic considerations, having students who are able to work effectively in teams and demonstrate good communication skills;
- Instill in our students an understanding of their professional, societal and ethical responsibilities, the importance for lifelong learning through professional development, and encourage progression toward professional licensure.
Program Student Outcomes:
In support of the program education objectives, each mechanical engineering graduate from UTC will have demonstrated prior to graduation:
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b. An ability to design & 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 multidisciplinary 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 ability to engage in life-long learning
j. A knowledge of contemporary issuues
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
The mechanical engineering program curriculum offers two options: Energy Systems and Mechanical Systems. The Energy Systems option emphasizes applications of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The Mechanical Systems option emphasizes applications in the analysis and design of machine elements and mechanisms. Two courses differentiate the two options.
The mechanical engineering program faculty have degrees in various emphasis areas of mechanical engineering and are committed to delivering a mechanical engineering curriculum that has strong emphasis on engineering analysis tools, utilization of modern, electronic instrumentation culminating with a mechanical engineering and interdisciplinary design experience.
Degree and Accreditation:
Mechanical Engineering program graduates obtain a B.S.M.E. degree. This program is accredited by the EAC of ABET Inc. under the Mechanical Engineering Program Criteria.