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Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The primary objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program are to provide residents of the District of Columbia in particular and others in general a coherent program of instruction in the discipline of mechanical engineering and to prepare the graduates to pursue a productive career in mechanical engineering, which is characterized by continued professional growth. The BS degree program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. The UDC-MAM program in mechanical engineering in Egypt is not accredited by ABET.

These objectives are met by providing students with a balanced curriculum in mathematics, sciences, social sciences, and humanities on one hand and engineering sciences, design, experimentation, computer skills, and ethical standards on the other hand. A competent, qualified and forward-looking faculty serves the students in the program as an appropriate role model.

Ancillary objectives of the program are to provide research, professional consultation, and community services in the areas of thermal and fluid sciences, energy, mechanical systems, materials and manufacturing processes, and computer applications.

At the conclusion of the required program of study, students are awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Opportunities for employment for mechanical engineers exist in both the public and private sectors.

In accordance with ABET accreditation criteria and pursuant to the University's mission statement, the following program educational objectives have been established:

  • Graduates will demonstrate scientific and technical foundation for an immediate employment in related fields of mechanical engineering involving planning, analysis, design, and solution of engineering problems,

  • Graduates will have the ability to pursue graduate studies in mechanical engineering or related fields,

  • Graduates will show a commitment to lifelong learning through ongoing professional development, leadership training, and research opportunities along with a deep understanding of the social, ethical, and environmental context of a changing global work environment.

Program: BS Mechanical Engineering
Student enrollment in Spring 201430
Number of graduates in AY12-135

Program Outcomes

Students graduating from the Mechanical Engineering program are expected to acquire the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of the professional and ethical responsibility of an engineer
  7. An ability to communicate effectively through the use of written reports and oral presentations
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues in engineering
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


In addition to these ABET-inspired outcomes, the following outcomes have been developed based on the stipulated program criteria applicable to mechanical engineering program:

ME (a) An ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes; and work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.

ME (b) Faculty members responsible for the upper-level professional program are maintaining currency in their specialty areas

Curriculum (Prior to Fall 2010)

Curriculum (Starting Fall 2010)