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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in mechanical engineering at the University of Idaho is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives

A few years after graduation, a University of Idaho Mechanical Engineering practitioner is expected to:

  1. Attain career advancement based on demonstrated knowledge and skill in areas such as engineering analysis, programming, modeling/simulation, experimental methods, application of regulatory compliance, design for manufacturability, and integration of interdisciplinary information.
  2. Achieve client and stakeholder satisfaction of engineering solutions emphasizing advanced design and analysis methodologies leading to technically informative prototypes and quality products while considering real-world constraints.
  3. Use effective multimodal communication to develop engineering solutions and clearly convey meaning to intended audiences using a broad range of communication methods.
  4. Seek lifelong personal and professional development through pursuits such as networking, entrepreneurship, graduate degrees, professional licenses, certifications, career advancement, and exploratory endeavors.
  5. Collaborate with diverse individuals while considering public and worker safety, environmental impacts, and ethical and legal practices, to develop sustainable solutions for communities and society at large.

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, students will have:

  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
Enrollment data for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Degree level — Degree Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
Bachelors — B.S. 443 406 340 303 312
Masters — M.Engr. & M.S. 41 47 52 47 43
Doctoral — Ph.D. 13 13 14 20 18
Degrees awarded in Mechanical Engineering.
Degree level 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Bachelors 86 75 87 82 72
Masters 13 12 14 19 19
Doctoral 1 3 2 2 1

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Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902

Phone: 208-885-6579