Accreditation of the Mechanical Engineering Programs

The Bachelors of Science (B.S.) Degree program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), www.abet.org.

The Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.) Degree in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

For more information about accreditation, visit the ABET site:

http://www.abet.org

The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is the nationally acknowledged engineering accreditation entity. It sets high educational quality standards that are recognized by industry and universities.

Graduates of the University of Louisville Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering are required to demonstrate:

  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.

In addition to encompassing all requirements mandated by ABET Criterion 3, this set of B.Sc. program outcomes satisfies ABET/ASME program criteria.

Students in the M.Eng. program are required to maintain and continue demonstrating the outcomes expected of B.Sc. students. They are also expected to demonstrate one additional outcome:

  1. An ability to apply masters-level knowledge in a specialized area related to mechanical engineering (Advanced Knowledge).

Specific enrollment and degree data available on Facts & Figures page.

Learn more about Speed School’s accreditation.