The Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Nevada, Reno is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org).
Mechanical Engineering educational objectives
The program educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program are defined as statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. The program educational objectives directly support the University of Nevada, Reno and the College of Engineering missions described below.
The Mechanical Engineering Program's educational objectives are that, within a few years of graduation, our alumni will be:
- Proficient in performing entry-level mechanical engineering analysis and design.
- Able to define, design, execute, and analyze experiments with minimal supervision.
- Able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
- Successful in pursuit of graduate studies at the University of Nevada, Reno and at other institutions
These objectives reinforce the institutional goals insofar as they:
- Provide for a high-quality degree program
- Emphasize an undergraduate program which meets the needs of the citizens of Nevada
- Aid in offering a range of applied, interdisciplinary, and career-oriented programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Contribute to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge that will help improve society at the state, regional and national levels
The program educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program are consistent with and implement the Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, and University of Nevada, Reno goals. The student learning outcomes align with ABET criteria and are listed below.
ABET criteria (a)-(k)
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Degrees and enrollment
ABET, Inc. is the most recognized agency for accreditation of engineering and applied science programs. The organization provides leadership and quality assurance of engineering education programs among others in the US.
Graduates from an ABET accredited program meet well defined standards in their education and training. This process ensures that our graduates receive a nationwide recognized education in their field. ABET accredited programs are very active improving and innovating their educational methods with the goal of providing the best education quality possible. For information about ABET and their activities, contact the organization at: