Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) Program-University of South Alabama

Alumni of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program should demonstrate the following traits or accomplishments within a few years following graduation:


Graduates will achieve professional advancements or promotions with progressively higher levels of responsibility, competency, professional and ethical judgment and analysis. They will apply creative and innovative techniques to solve significant problems. They will apply team assimilation skills to successfully manage cross-disciplinary, collaborative projects that require global and multicultural perspectives.


Graduates will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in presenting, documenting and conveying their work. They will use these skills in creating and supporting new or improved designs, inventions, and intellectual property, thereby contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of local and global communities.


Graduates will demonstrate commitments to lifelong learning and continuous professional development through activities such as mentoring, participating in professional societies, completing advanced degrees and achieving professional registration or other certifications. 

Mechanical Engineering graduates will accomplish these objectives in the course of professional employment, entrepreneurship, military or public service, and postgraduate education.

ME Student Outcomes

The outcomes for the BSME program at the University of South Alabama are that students, by the time of graduation, demonstrate the following:

a. the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and computational methods to analyze and solve mechanical engineering problems.

b. the ability to plan and conduct experiments using traditional and modern equipment, and to apply the appropriate statistical techniques for data analysis.

c. the ability to design a system, component or process.

d. the ability to formulate and solve engineering problems.

e. the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

g. an ability to communicate effectively

h. a breadth of education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.

i. a recognition of the need for – and ability to – engage in lifelong learning.

j. a knowledge of contemporary issues.

k. the ability to use techniques, skills, and tools necessary to the modern practice of engineering.