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.
Program Educational Objectives
These outcomes are operationalized through learning objectives, which students are expected to demonstrate:
- Graduates of the program will have the scientific and technical background for successful careers in diverse organizations.
- Graduates of the program will be leaders, and effective communicators, both in the profession and in the community.
- Graduates of the program will be motivated and equipped to successfully pursue postgraduate study whether in engineering, or in other fields.
- 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.
The department expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
BSME Enrollment and Graduation Data:
Academic Year 2016-17
Enrolled Majors: 152