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The mechanical engineering program at Stony Brook University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of  ABET

University Mission

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.

Student Outcomes

   The MEC Program enables the students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  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.

Outcome Assessment

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 ABET 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.