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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building 42, Suite 213
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
phone 202.274.5126 |  202.274.6232 |  MechEng@udc.edu | UDC ME

Located in the heart of the nation’s capitol, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) offers one of the few and longest-standing ABET accredited Mechanical Engineering (ME) bachelor’s of science (BS) programs in the DC region.

Dean Sabine O'Hara
Dr. A. Segun Adebayo, Chair
aadebayo@udc.edu

Mechanical Engineering (or ME) is used to advance the following: aerospace and automobile industries, renewable energy, nanotechnology, applied thermofluids, the development of biomedical devices and others. The Mechanical Engineering program at UDC prepares students for a variety of career opportunities through a unique combination of hands-on experience, state-of-the-art technologies, and innovative teaching methods.  A number of new faculty have joined the ME program at UDC to strengthen its core curriculum and foster new initiatives. The ME faculty at UDC are actively engaged in the innovative research in the areas of: Nanotechnology, Renewable energy, Heat Transfer, and Biomedical engineering.  Our ME faculty also have strong collaborations with neighboring federal laboratories, industry, and other universities.

In order to prepare its graduates to pursue a productive and meaningful career characterized by continued professional growth, the primary objective of the Mechanical Engineering Department is to provide students a coherent program of instruction in order to prepare its graduates to pursue a productive and meaningful career characterized by continued professional growth. The BSME degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET  (http://main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx).  With this seal of approval, students are guaranteed to enjoy a modern learning experience driven by specific learning outcomes and focused around professionally-driven skills and competencies.

Program Enrollment & Graduation Data

Program: BS Mechanical Engineering
Student enrollment in Fall 2014 33
Number of graduates in AY12-13 6

ABET Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the mechanical engineering program are expected within a few years of graduation to have:

  • Established themselves as practicing professionals in the capacity as policy makers and leaders in government and industry and/or be engaged in advanced study in mechanical engineering or a related field;
  • Demonstrated their ability to successfully work both independently and as members of a professional team in the formulation and design of complex engineering systems; and function effectively as responsible professionals with effective communication skills;
  • Shown a commitment to lifelong learning through ongoing professional training and development, leadership training, and research opportunities in order to gain a deeper understanding of the social, ethical, and environmental context of changing global conditions.