Mechanical Engineering Accreditation and Assessment

Institution: Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Contact: Amir Mirmiran, mirmiran@fiu.edu, 305-348-2522
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.

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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 Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of Florida International University offers the Program in Mechanical Engineering with three main objectives that broadly describe the professional and career accomplishments that our graduates are prepared to achieve. These three objectives are:

Objective 1:
Graduates will obtain jobs in entry-level engineering positions for which a mechanical engineering degree is used or required, or to enroll in further engineering degree programs.
Objective 2:
Within three to five years graduates will make progress 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.

Student Outcomes

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:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics including statistics, multivariable calculus and differential equations, science including physics, and engineering
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. Ability to communicate effectively
  8. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

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