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
- Graduates of our program will have the scientific and technical background for successful careers in diverse organizations.
- Graduates of our program will be leaders, and effective communicators, both in the profession and in the community.
- Graduates of our program will be motivated and equipped to successfully pursue postgraduate study in engineering or in other fields.
- Graduates of our program will have a professional and ethical approach to their careers with a strong awareness of the social contexts in which they work.
- T1: an ability to apply knowledge of science, engineering and mathematics including multivariate calculus and differential equations
- T2: an ability to conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data
- T3: an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
- T4: an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
- T5: an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- T6: Professional-level design experience in thermal systems and mechanical systems including the design and realization of either type of system
Professional Practice Skills
- PP1: an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- PP2: an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- PP3: an ability to communicate effectively
Professional Awareness Skills
- PA1: an ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
- PA2: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- PA3: a broad education that includes knowledge of contemporary issues and awareness of global, economic, environmental and societal context
BSME Enrollment and Graduation Data:
Academic Year 2012-13
Enrolled Majors: 132