A) Program Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering Program prepares students to attain the following program educational objectives a few years after graduation:

  1. Have engineering or other careers in industry, government, and/or will pursue advanced graduate or professional degrees.
  2. Apply their engineering knowledge, critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving skills in professional engineering practice or in non- engineering fields.
  3. Continue to advance their knowledge, communication, and leadership skills through graduate education, professional development courses, self-directed study, and/or on-the-job training, and experience.
  4. Apply their understanding of societal, environmental, and ethical issues to their professional activities.

B) Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. Mechanical Engineering has adopted student outcomes (1) through (7) required by Criterion 3 of the ABET–Engineering Accreditation Commission.

The student outcomes for the mechanical engineering program at UTSA are:

  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
    an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Mechanical Engineering

Academic Year Enrollment Year Total UG Total GR Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Associates Bachelors Masters Doctorate
2022-2023 FT 122 103 151 207 NA 583 59
PT 14 37 70 185 NA 306 63
2021-2022 FT 98 133 161 255 NA 647 57 NA 163 25 5
PT 24 35 64 189 NA 312 65
2020-2021 FT 145 146 187 266 NA 744 50 NA 170 16 10
PT 22 26 72 208 NA 328 65
2019-2020 FT 150 166 172 268 NA 757 52 NA 188 19 9
PT 5 31 56 198 NA 290 56
2018-2019 FT 234 147 175 330 NA 886 66 NA 200 28 3
PT 12 41 55 185 NA 293 45

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