Institution: Florida International University, Miami, Florida Program: Mechanical Engineering
All academic programs of Florida International University are approved by the Florida Board of Education, the FIU Board of Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
The following undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students.
Mechanical Engineering Department Mission Statement
The Mechanical Engineering Department at Florida International University (FIU) offers a curriculum designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the basic laws of science and simultaneously to stimulate and develop creative thinking, a professional attitude, economic judgment and environmental consciousness. The aim is to develop the student’s potential to the fullest, to prepare the student for superior performance as a mechanical engineer, and to provide the student with the fundamental principles necessary for pursuing advanced study in the diverse fields of engineering, science and business.
Program Educational Objectives
The BS Program in Mechanical Engineering has three main objectives that broadly describe the professional and career aims that our graduates are prepared to achieve 3-5 years from graduation. These are: Objective 1: Graduates will be employed in mechanical engineering related positions or enrolled in further graduate degree programs.
Objective 2: Graduates will work towards successful careers in their chosen field and possible leadership positions.
Objective 3: At all stages of their careers, graduates will engage in activities that demonstrate a commitment to and a desire for ongoing personal and professional growth and learning
The Student Outcomes listed below have been established based on the Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives. At the time of the graduation, a Mechanical Engineering student should have:
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.