Pursuing a degree is a significant investment in your future. Earning this degree is a significant achievement in your professional life. Kettering recognizes that the quality of the education you receive makes a big difference.

Learning 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.
  • 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 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.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives (PEO's) are broad statements that reflect the needs of the program constituencies, and are consistent with the University educational mission.  They describe the characteristics and capabilities that should be exhibited by graduates in the first few years after graduation.
The Mechanical Engineering program produces graduates who:

  • are knowledgeable in the effective use of modern problem solving and design methodologies;
  • understand the implications of design decisions in the engineering marketplace;
  • are effective engineers, i.e. ones who are able to formulate and analyze problems, to think creatively, communicate effectively, synthesize information, and work collaboratively;
  • have an appreciation and an enthusiasm for lifelong learning;
  • perform effectively on teams engaged in continuous improvement activities in engineering and business processes;
  • practice professionally and ethically in the field of mechanical engineering; and
  • are prepared for positions of leadership in business and industry.

The ME PEOs encompass five areas of achievement:  (1) leadership, (2) collaborative problem solving, (3) multi-faceted decision making, (4) application of modern tools and methods, and (5) professionalism. To equip alumni forprofessional success, the Kettering Mechanical Engineering program prepares graduates to: 

  • Provide leadership in contributing to the success of their organizations
  • Work collaboratively to synthesize information and formulate, analyze and solve problems with creative thinking and effective communication
  • Make professional decisions with an understanding of their global, economic, environmental, political and societal implications
  • Apply modern tools and methodologies for problem solving, decision making, and/or design
  • Be committed to professional and ethical practices, continuous improvement and lifelong learning.