Accreditation

Mission

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to contribute to the economic development of the State of Colorado and the Denver metropolitan area by providing high quality BS and MS/MEng programs in mechanical engineering for a diverse group of working students.

The mechanical engineering bachelor of science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The program offered by the mechanical engineering department of CU Denver can be completed in the afternoon and evening hours to accommodate both working and traditional students. The department seeks to graduate a diverse population of students with a bachelor’s degrees who within a few years of graduation are able to: 

  • be employed by a diverse group of industries, research laboratories and educational institutions 
  • pursue careers in engineering, interdisciplinary areas, and in research and education
  • pursue post-graduate education and advanced degrees.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Student Educational Outcomes

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering 
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 
  • an 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 
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams 
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
  • an ability to communicate effectively 
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context 
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning 
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues 
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice