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Mechanical Engineering Learning Outcomes


  1. An ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering in the analysis of mechanical engineering problems. [Fundamentals]
  2. An ability to design and conduct scientific and engineering experiments and to analyze and interpret data. [Experiment/ Results]
  3. Knowledge of core mechanical engineering topics and an ability to design mechanical components, systems, or processes. [Design]
  4. An ability to function in a multidisciplinary team. [Team Work]
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve mechanical engineering problems. [Problem Solving]
  6. Knowledge of contemporary global and societal issues and their relationship to professional ethics and engineering solutions. [Ethics/Profession]
  7. An ability to convey technical material through oral presentation and formal written reports/paper. [Communication]
  8. An ability to identify and apply concepts of engineering economics and project planning. [Engineering Economics/Planning]
  9. A recognition of the need and the ability to engage in learning throughout life along with an appreciation of the diversity in the world and intellectual Areas. [Diversity and LLL]
  10. An ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools for design and analysis. [Techniques/Skills]

Enter a Growing Field with Confidence


Mechanical engineering is the broadest and most diverse engineering discipline, providing the skills to work in almost every industry that needs the design and manufacture of parts, devices, or systems.

The need for mechanical engineers is great and continuously rising in industries such as aerospace, automotive, biomedical, defense, electronics, robotics, power-generation, sports, and telecommunications. Attaining a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree opens the door to professional opportunities in local industries and research laboratories within the tri-state area (Connecticut, New York, New Jersey) and throughout the USA.

Become an engineer in...

  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Aerospace
  • R&D
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Tooling
  • Mechanical Design
  • Instrumentation
  • HVAC
  • Testing
  • Automation
  • Reliability

Preparation for Future Studies and Licensure Opportunities


As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree program, you will be eligible to apply for the Professional Engineer’s (PE) license in the state of Connecticut. More information may be found at the CT Department of Consumer Protection website.  You may also elect to pursue further studies in mechanical engineering or related fields. The University of Bridgeport’s School of Engineering offers the following graduate degrees in which you may continue your engineering education: