The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs

Educational outcomes

The faculty of the department have endorsed the following set of skills or outcomes that graduates of the program are expected to have gained.

Students will have the ability to:
  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • 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.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • 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.
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Professional educational objectives

According to ABET, which evaluates applied science, computing, engineering, and technology programs for accreditation, “program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.”

The core objective of our undergraduate program is to provide our students with an education that enables them to be productive, impactful, and fulfilled professionals throughout their careers. 

The objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon are to produce graduates who:
  • Distinguish themselves as effective problem solvers by applying fundamentals of mechanical engineering alongside modern experimental and computational methods.
  • Are innovative and resourceful in their professional activities.
  • Excel in team settings, incorporating diverse viewpoints and ideas and implementing strategies for equitable participation.
  • Become effective communicators who are prepared to take on leadership roles in their organizations, their profession, and in society.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner in the workplace.
  • Excel in diverse career paths within and beyond engineering profession, including in industry and academia.