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Bachelor Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science — Mechanical Engineering

The undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford exposes each student to intellectual and practical experiences, and provides an environment that allows for the accumulation of knowledge about a variety of societal needs.

Graduates have many options from entry-level work as mechanical engineers to graduate studies in either an engineering discipline or another field where a broad engineering background is useful. Regardless of the ultimate career choice, graduates leave with a solid grounding in the principles and practice of mechanical engineering, equipped to embark upon a lifetime of learning while employing new concepts, technologies and methodologies.

This is an ABET-accredited degree. Detailed information about the degree options and course requirements can be found in the Stanford Bulletin and Undergraduate Handbook.

Program Educational Objectives  

These outcomes are operationalized through learning objectives, which students are expected to demonstrate:

  1. Graduates of the program will have the scientific and technical background for successful careers in diverse organizations.
  2. Graduates of the program will be leaders, and effective communicators, both in the profession and in the community.
  3. Graduates of the program will be motivated and equipped to successfully pursue postgraduate study whether in engineering, or in other fields.
  4. Graduates of the program will have a professional and ethical approach to their careers with a strong awareness of the social contexts in which they work.

Learning Outcomes

The department expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

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

BSME Enrollment and Graduation Data:

Academic Year 2016-17
Enrolled Majors: 152
Graduated: 86