Pitt-Johnstown began offering a Mechanical Engineering bachelor's degree in 2015.
The curriculum orients students to the specific responsibilities of the mechanical engineering profession, focusing on thermal-fluid science and solid mechanics and the design of systems. Manufacturing is covered in depth as an area of specialty.
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org
- Program Educational Objectives
Pitt-Johnstown Mechanical Engineering graduates will:
• further develop a broad knowledge of mechanical engineering and the skills necessary to work in a wide spectrum of technical industries;
• advance to higher levels of professional responsibility;
• adapt professionally and be prepared to pursue graduate study and/or professional growth during their careers;
• be committed to lifelong learning and adaptation to technological changes; and
• work well on teams and assume positions of leadership as their careers develop
- Student Outcomes
Pitt-Johnstown Mechanical Engineering graduates will have developed the ability to:
- identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.