Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering programs are each accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  The ABET accreditation process, a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review, helps assure quality in educational programs. ABET-accredited educational programs must meet certain defined standards.

Accreditation serves to notify ...

  • parents and prospective students that a program has met minimum standards;
  • faculty, deans, and administrators of a program's strengths and weaknesses and of ways to improve the program;
  • employers that graduates are prepared to begin professional practice;
  • taxpayers that their funds are spent well;
  • the public that graduates are aware of public health and safety considerations.

The present accreditation process requires each educational program to participate in a loop of self-examination and improvement:

  • Definition of desired program educational objectives and student outcomes.
  • Collection and evaluation of data regarding how well objectives and outcomes are being reached.
  • Formulation and pursuit of appropriate means of better accomplishing objectives and outcomes.
  • Repetition of the process beginning with re-evaluation of objectives and outcomes.

Educational Objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program

The Mechanical Engineering program seeks to prepare its graduates for the following early career and professional accomplishments in their employment by industry, government agencies, academia, or private practice:

  • Demonstrated engineering competence, successfully contributing within their career fields with increasing levels of responsibility and influence.
  • Continuous growth in knowledge and capability, within the Mechanical Engineering field as well as across interdisciplinary boundaries.

 

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

Students graduating from this program should have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

 

Educational Objectives of the Aerospace Engineering Program

The overall educational objective of the Aerospace Engineering program is to prepare graduates for careers in the aerospace engineering profession and related disciplines, and/or receive an advanced graduate degree within three to five years from their graduation. Specifically, the expected professional accomplishments of the program graduates within five years from their graduation are that:

  • They are employed by industry, a government agency, or in academia, or are in private practice.
  • They have demonstrated competence and are successfully contributing to the aerospace science, technology, or engineering workforce.

And,

  • They have found that their education at Missouri S&T was valuable preparation for their careers.



Aerospace Engineering Student Outcomes

Students graduating from the Missouri S&T Aerospace Engineering Program should have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

 Institutional Research and Assessment - Missouri S&T Accreditation Information

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 5 Year Numbers

Fall Semester Enrollment (Undergraduate)

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

 Aerospace Engineering

215

224

 231

247

267

 Mechanical Engineering

704

773

 805

762 

694

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor Degrees Awarded per Academic Year 

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

 Aerospace Engineering

57

51

59 

65 

70

 Mechanical Engineering

209

205

228

 250

279