The program leading to the Bachelor of Science in B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Program Learning Outcomes (Student Outcomes)
Upon completing the requirements for the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, students will demonstrate:
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
Program Educational Objectives
Within 3-5 years of graduation, Rice BSME alumni will be exceptional engineers who are:
successful and on track to become leaders in the global workforce,
and/or students in top-rated post-graduate programs.