The Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science Programs in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Publication of the Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes, as well as assessment and evaluation of the extent to which these objectives and outcomes are being satisfied is part of the Department’s continuous improvement process.
Program Educational Objectives
The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Notre Dame has established the following Program Educational Objectives that are consistent with the mission of the University and College of Engineering. These Program Educational Objectives have been developed in collaboration with faculty, students and industry representatives.
Though one can describe “Program Educational Objectives” in many ways, the ABET description is that Program Educational Objectives are “broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing the graduates to achieve.” These are usually recognized as accomplishments in the first few years after graduation.
The Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering programs at Notre Dame appreciates the diverse set of individual goals to which our students aspire so it has expressed the Program Educational Objectives in two forms.
Graduates of the program should:
- secure a position consistent with their personal aspirations and qualifications;
- assume a technical or managerial leadership role with their organization; and,
- participate as a volunteer with at least one professional or social service organization.
In addition, depending upon the career path selected, graduates will achieve one or more of the following:
- be recognized as the key technical specialist within their organization for a particular professional specialty;
- receive a graduate or professional degree; or,
- start their own company
To achieve these Program Educational Objectives, the curriculum is designed to provide the following Student Outcomes, which describe what students are expected to know or be able to do by the time of graduation.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An 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.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An 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.
- An 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.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Fall 2020 Enrollment
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