The University of Colorado Boulder Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET: http://www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
Mechanical engineering is a broad engineering discipline that incorporates skills and expertise in the areas of design, manufacturing, mechanics and thermal sciences that are essential to most sectors of industry.
Within the first three years after graduation, our alumni will have built on the educational foundation gained through our program by establishing themselves in professional careers and/or pursuing a graduate degree. In addition, within these three years, our alumni should have begun to generate new knowledge and/or exercise leadership in their positions.
Each graduate of the mechanical engineering program is expected to:
- apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
- design and conduct experiments, including the use of probability and statistics
- analyze and interpret data
- design systems, components or processes to meet desired needs
- function effectively on multidisciplinary teams
- identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
- demonstrate professional conduct in academic and workplace environment
- understand professional and ethical responsibility
- demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
- understand the impact of engineering in a global and societal context
- engage in lifelong learning
- understand contemporary issues in mechanical engineering
- use computers to solve engineering problems
- use modern instrumentation
- understand the processes used to manufacture products
Accreditation is a process of continuous improvement that uses a series of assessment tools which measure how well the program is achieving the objectives and outcomes listed here. As a student, you will take part in evaluations of courses and and programs both during your academic career and after graduation as an alumnus.
You will evaluate every course you take at the end the semester, including an assessment of how well the learning objectives for the course were met. The results of these reviews are available online from the Office of Data Analytics.
Additional accreditation information is available on the College of Engineering and Applied Science Accreditation and Assessment page.