Stony Brook University has a five-part mission:
- to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality;
- to carry out research and intellectual endeavors of the highest international standards that advance theoretical knowledge and are of immediate and long-range practical significance;
- to provide leadership for economic growth, technology, and culture for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region;
- to provide state-of-the-art innovative health care, while serving as a resource to a regional health care network and to the traditionally underserved;
- to fulfill these objectives while celebrating diversity and positioning the University in the global community.
MEC Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of mechanical engineers.
- Qualified graduates will pursue advanced studies if they so desire.
- Graduates will pursue leadership positions in their profession and/or communities.
MEC Undergraduate Program Outcomes
The MEC Program enables the students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
(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.
In our department, a system has been instituted to assess the outcomes of the courses offered. The system works as follows: Each course belongs to one of the eight groups. Each group is assigned typically three faculty members as course coordinators with one of them as the lead coordinator. To ensure objectivity and consistency, two of the coordinators are chosen from the related fields and one is chosen from outside the field. Additionally, every memeber of the faculty is assigned as a course coordinator for at least one group.
Program Enrollment and Degree Data
Legend: FT--full time; PT--part time
This table provides official fall term enrollment figures (head count) for the current and preceding four academic years and undergraduate and graduate degrees conferred during each of those years. The "current" year means the academic year (F2016- S2017) preceding the fall visit. These data do not include Area of Interest students or second majors.
Degrees were estimated by using current completions through June 5th, 2017 and prior year (2016) counts between June 6th and August 31st. The results were then rounded to the nearest 5. Year to year processing procedures may not be similar and final completion counts may differ. Final counts will be available in the fall 2017 semester.