The Mechanical Engineering program at Lafayette College is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (https://www.abet.org/). The mission statement of the program is provided below in addition to the established program educational objectives and student outcomes.
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The Mechanical Engineering Department strives to offer the highest quality engineering education to prepare graduates for effective and creative practice as professional engineers, advanced study at the graduate level, and lifelong learning.
revised Nov., 2014
PEO 1) Graduates will apply their foundation in engineering methods, analyses, and values to lead efforts to address societal, technical, and business challenges.
PEO 2) Graduates will seek opportunities to mentor others, and will embrace leadership roles in their careers.
PEO 3) Graduates will apply their technical and communication skills to become effective collaborators and innovators, leading and contributing to successful, multidisciplinary teams.
PEO 4) Graduates will pursue lifelong learning as agile and adaptive professionals who continuously develop new skills and areas of expertise; and by engaging in graduate study or other professional education.
PEO 5) Graduates will conduct themselves professionally and ethically, and will be recognized for their integrity and high professional standards.
Students will have: