ABET Accreditation

Program Outcomes and Assessments:

The ME and MfgE Program Outcomes identify specific items that define the professional elements possessed by its students upon graduation. These elements make up the qualifications that the Program is committed to its objectives to facilitate the students to obtain during their learning endeavor in the program. As evidences in the following sections, the Program Outcomes have direct correspondence with the Program Objectives and are consistent with Criterion 3 of Engineering Criteria 2000. The following sections discuss this correspondence.


The Program Outcomes for the ME and MfgE Programs are that:


Graduates from these Programs at St. Cloud State University will have:


  1. the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and mechanical and manufacturing engineering principles to design and problem solving
  2. the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data related to mechanical and manufacturing engineering
  3. the 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. the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. the ability to identify, formulate, and solve mechanical and manufacturing engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. the ability to communicate effectively
  8. an understanding of the competitive and integrated nature of the mechanical and manufacturing environment
  9. the broad education necessary to understand the social, economic, environmental, and global impact of engineering solutions
  10. a recognition of the need, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  11. a knowledge of contemporary issues as they relate to the practice of mechanical and manufacturing engineering
  12. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for mechanical and manufacturing engineering practice


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