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Mechanical Engineering Program Outcomes and Objectives

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

The York College Mechanical Engineering program is structured to give students the knowledge, skills and experience needed to be successful as an entry level engineer upon graduation. To accomplish this, students will have achieved the following key student outcomes by the time they graduate:

  • 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 multidisciplinary 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

Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The mechanical engineering program at York College is designed to prepare its graduates for productive careers and/or graduate study. Within a few years following graduation, our alumni will have:

  • Made significant contributions to their employer and/or graduate program through (for example) successful completion of engineering assignments, advanced degrees, publications and/or professional licensure.
  • Consistently demonstrated ethical and professional behavior in the workplace.
  • Continued their education by acquiring new, specialized skills through life-long learning opportunities, graduate studies, and/or self-study.
  • Displayed effective communication and teamwork skills while executing their assigned responsibilities.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

  • ABET-Accredited Programs Facts

    Four of our programs are accredited by ABET, and they ask member institutions to publicly post information about enrollment and graduation.

    Enrollment by program (Fall 2015)

    This is the total enrollment (all class years, full time and part time) from the Fall 2015 official student "snapshot."

    • Computer Engineering: 43
    • Computer Science: 96
    • Electrical Engineering: 50
    • Mechanical Engineering: 192

    Number of Degrees Conferred

    This shows the number of degrees conferred for each program between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. For York College, this includes degrees conferred in August 2014, December 2014, and May 2015.

    • Computer Engineering: 5
    • Computer Science: 18
    • Electrical Engineering: 9
    • Mechanical Engineering: 30