- Nathan Lorah ’16
- Hometown: East Liverpool, Ohio
- Major: Mechanical Engineering
I learned how to take initiative as a leader as I worked with a group of my peers to write a detailed report on constructing a windmill. Constructing the windmill and watching it work to produce energy was a rewarding experience.
Mechanical Engineering Mission, Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
Mission of the University of Mount Union
The mission of the University of Mount Union is to prepare students for fulfilling life, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship.
Mission of the Mechanical Engineering Degree Program:
The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Degree Program at the University of Mount Union is to provide a rigorous hands-on engineering education integrated with liberal arts in a student-centered environment. Our graduates will be equipped for life-long learning necessary for professional practice and advanced studies. We will prepare our students to be the technical, business, and global leaders of tomorrow.
Program Educational Objectives for the Mechanical Engineering Degree Program:
- Graduates will achieve fulfilling professional lives by integrating their mechanical engineering expertise with business and communication skills
- Graduates will achieve meaningful work by meeting the expectations of employers of mechanical engineers
- Graduates who are interested and qualified will achieve meaningful work by pursuing advanced study or alternate career paths
- Graduates will achieve responsible citizenship by undertaking dynamic roles in their community, locally, nationally, and/or internationally
At the time of graduation, mechanical engineering students have achieved the following Student Outcomes:
(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
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