Student Learning Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Our alumni will show evidence of integrating a Christian worldview into their life and vocation by following the example of Christ in being an articulate, ethical and empowered servant leader. This implies being aware of and meeting the needs of humanity by doing most if not all of the following:

  • serving community and faith based organizations,
  • serving professional societies,
  • and serving employers by being a steward of time, competencies and resources.

Our alumni will show competence to apply fundamental engineering concepts in a professional setting by active participation in professional engineering activities. These activities will involve some of the following: creating, researching, innovating, designing, building, testing, inspecting, evaluating, estimating, planning, allocating, forecasting, selling, educating, communicating and collaborating.

Our alumni will continue to develop professionally through involvement in post-graduate learning activities. These activities would include participating in training or continued education, receiving a post graduate degree, attending and or delivering presentations, papers or posters at professional conferences, taking and passing the EIT and PE exam, and/or attending or delivering presentations at professional society meetings or in academic and educational settings.

Our alumni will show evidence of success in at least one of a variety of post graduate experiences.  These experiences include but are not limited to employment in industry, public service, education, missions/NGO's, and/or participation in graduate school, and success could be demonstrated through achievements such as promotion, completion of an advanced degree, and awards.

Student Learning Outcomes

CBU mechanical engineering graduates are expected to:

  1. Be able to apply basic knowledge of math (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) and science (including chemistry and physics) and engineering fundamentals to formulate and solve engineering problems
  2. Be able to model and analyze physical systems, components or processes in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.
  3. Be able to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  4. Be able to use modern software and hardware engineering tools.
  5. Be able to analyze simple electric and electronic circuits.
  6. Be able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team with diverse memberships.
  7. Understand ethical principles in the mechanical engineering profession.
  8. Be able to articulate a Christian worldview on personal, professional, technical, and societal issues.
  9. Be capable of clearly communicating ideas orally and in writing.
  10. Be able to analyze the social, economic, safety, environmental impact of their products on local community and in the global context.
  11. Acknowledge the need for (show appreciation of) life-long learning and demonstrate the ability to learn new topics independently.
  12. Have sufficient knowledge of humanities and social sciences to understand contemporary issues concerning the interaction between technology and society.
  13. Be able to design and realize a physical system, component or process to meet desired needs.