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Student Outcomes

 

(1)  The ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

 

Mechanical Engineering students possess the basic mathematical and scientific fundamental knowledge needed in the areas of calculus, differential equations, computer programming, general chemistry, industrial process chemistry, physics, and materials science. Students will formulate and solve mathematical models describing the behavior and performance of mechanical and thermo-fluid systems and processes. They also apply the basic scientific and engineering principles to analyze the performance of these systems. Furthermore, they can identify engineering problems, formulate, and solve them. This entails stating and defining the problem, collecting data, applying physical laws, devising, and developing the solution, and evaluating the results. Students will demonstrate their ability to solve engineering problems in several courses.

 

This outcome can be subdivided to:

             

A.      Applies principles of engineering, science, and mathematics to solve complex engineering problems.

B.       Selects appropriate principles of engineering, science, and mathematics to identify and formulate engineering problems.

 

(2)  The ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

Mechanical Engineer will be able to:

1.   Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.

2.   Modify a system or a process and components to meet design specifications (more applicable to local industry which specify realistic constraints).

3.   Develops a solution that covers economical and safety aspects, as well as environmental and other realistic constrains.

 

This outcome can be subdivided to:

 

A.      Identifies constraints on the design problem, and establishes criteria for acceptability and desirability of solutions.

B.     Evaluate and analyze the impact of the design on public health, safety, and welfare, global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

 

(3)  The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

 

Mechanical Engineering students will be able to write and speak English

as manifested by passing the College of Engineering and Technology English courses (Composition, Technical Writing, and Oral Presentation).

Students will also be able to design and write technical reports and make oral presentations using the appropriate tools. Several courses offered in the Mechatronics program are involved with this outcome like senior projects ME501 and ME503 and term projects offered in several courses like.

 

This outcome can be subdivided to:

 

A.      Presentation skills and grammar are appropriate.

B.     Body language and clarity of speech enhances communication.

 

(4)  The ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

 Mechanical Engineering students are always expected to perform in an ethical manner. No instance of academic misconduct will be tolerated. Students will demonstrate their understanding of professional ethics and responsibilities mainly in several courses. In addition, students will be exposed to industrial code of ethics and practice professional conduct during their practical training experience (IM400). Moreover, they will be aware of the impact of the development and practice of mechanical engineering on the Egyptian society and the international community. This outcome is being emphasized in Practical Training, Senior Project, and Introduction to Engineering courses. An example for this is the study of the effect of pollution on the local environment and on the global community which is well covered in NE 466 Environmental Science & Tech. Moreover, will be aware of the contemporary issues such as health, safety, quality, and the impact of utilization of renewable energy sources on the environment, as well as some problems facing the development and practice of mechanical Engineering program. In addition, they will be aware of emerging technologies such as those related to modern data acquisition and control systems.

 

This outcome can be subdivided to:   

 

A.    Knows code of ethics, design standards and code of practice for the discipline.

    B.  Identify and make an informed judgment on the impact of the environmental, economic, social, and global issues and incorporate that sensitivity into the engineering situations.

 

(5)  The ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

 Mechanical Engineering students will demonstrate the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams both in the academic and industrial environments. In general, multi-disciplinary teams are experienced during the practical training where engineers, technologists and technicians of different disciplines are working together. Additionally, students work in teams during the senior graduation project and laboratory segment of other courses.

 

This outcome can be subdivided to: 

A.       Integrates input from all team members, improves communication among teammates and makes decisions in relation to objective criteria.    

B. Demonstrates the ability to monitor team progress and make suggestions when needed to assure team success.

      

 

(6)  The ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

 Mechanical Engineering students will be able to perform experiments, analyze the results and interpret the significance of these results. The student will be able to design an experiment to accomplish a general objective or test a hypothesis. This outcome is met by several courses in the Mechanical Engineering program. Mechanical Engineering students will be able to

  • Define the experiment objective.
  • Describe and conduct the experiment according to lab safety regulations.
  • Interpret and analyze data in scientific manner.
  • Conclude and defend the experiment results.

This outcome can be subdivided to:

A.      Determines data that are appropriate to collect and s appropriate equipment, protocols, etc. for measuring the appropriate variables to get required data.

B.     Uses appropriate tools to analyze data, verifies, and validates experimental results including the use of statistics to account for experimental error.

(7)  The ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

 Mechanical Engineer will be equipped with the knowledge and skills for life-long learning. This will include mastery of the use of library and Internet resources. Students will be assessed by demonstrating their ability to perform literature and Internet information searches in many program courses, particularly the senior projects.

 

This outcome can be subdivided to:

A.     Able to study a new topic without guidance.

B.     Able to find information relevant to problem solution without guidance.