Mechanical Engineering Program

The Bradley University Mechanical Engineering program has been accredited since 1951. Since its inception, the faculty have worked to develop an ME program that is current, comprehensive, and meets the needs of our constituents (students, alumni, and employers).  Below is our Mission, Objectives, Outcomes and current student data. 

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department is to produce mechanical engineering graduates who possess the acumen, competence, and skills needed to enter, succeed, and lead in professional practice and/or graduate school. The goal is to provide a learning and nurturing environment that stimulates faculty and students to collaborate in solving practical problems, motivates life-long learning, and helps them reach their highest potential.

The objectives of the department are that alumni meet the following goals within 3 to 5 years after graduation of the mechanical engineering program:

  1. Are in professional practice or are pursuing advanced studies in mechanical engineering or related fields.
  2. Are using their educational foundation to engage in lifelong learning
  3. Are involved in local, regional, national or international practice to meet global technological and societal changing needs.
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) 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

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Year

Total Number of Students Enrolled

(Fall)

Number of Graduates

(Dec of prev year, May and August)

2009

287

51

2010

305

56

2011

321

60

2012

358

70

2013

397

62