Public Disclosure Information for Mechanical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) of the Mechanical Engineering program are defined as what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation and are as follows:

  • Mechanical Engineering graduates will be professionally employed, serving the rapidly changing technological needs of industry or governmental organizations regionally in the greater Houston Metropolitan area, the state, and the nation.
  • Mechanical Engineering graduates will work effectively as a member or a leader of diverse and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Mechanical Engineering graduates will continue to grow professionally through activities which may include pursuing formal graduate study, research, or continuing education; achieving professional licensure; and participating in technical societies.
  • Mechanical Engineering graduates maintain a high regard for quality, ethical, environmental, societal, economic, safety and global considerations in their professional pursuits.
  • Mechanical Engineering graduates value all aspects of their service to community, employer, and profession.
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduates will develop the engineering and professional knowledge, skills and communication capabilities required to be highly valued in their chosen field.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

Student Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The UHCL Mechanical Engineering program adopted ABET Student Outcomes (1) through (7) listed below:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

The Mechanical Engineering B.S. student enrollment and graduation data for the last three academic years are summarized in the following table:

Academic Year Number of Students Enrolled Number of Students Graduated
2018-2019 105 -
2019-2020 203 9
2020-2021 339 -