Mechanical Engineering – Student Outcomes

1. Engineering Design

Design and integrate mechanical systems and components satisfying requirements and needs, as well as given technical, economic, social and legal constraints and limitations.

Interpret requirements and needs and translate them into the formulation of an mechanical engineering project.
Formulate and analyze the specifications of a design project considering technical variables, as well as realistic economic, social, legal and environmental restrictions.
Propose and evaluate solution alternatives to select the most adequate satisfying requirements and constraints.
Present and describe the solution through specifications, planes, engineering drawings, diagrams and virtual simulations.
Propose the process to implement the solution.

2. Problem Solving

Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems properly using the methods, techniques and tools of mechanical engineering.

Identify and diagnose problems and prioritize them according to their impact and relevance.
Propose adequate and realizable solutions using appropriate norms and standards.
Use techniques and methodologies of mechanical engineering to describe, analyze and solve engineering problems.
Operate and use equipment, instruments and software required for mechanical engineering practice.
Takes in to account safety measures in the practice of engineering.

3. Sciences Application

Apply the knowledge and skills of mathematics, sciences and engineering to solve mechanical engineering problems.

Identify the relevant variables of a system, define their metrics and formulates dependence relationships.
Apply mathematical models for analyzing, simulating, predicting and optimizing the behavior of mechanical systems and components.
Explain and interpret physical phenomena and chemical processes from the fundamental laws that govern them.
Apply knowledge of sciences and engineering for solving real-world engineering problems.

4. Experimentation and Testing

Conceive and conduct experiments and tests, analyze data and interpret results.

Determine objectives and restrictions of the experiment or test to be performed.
Determine the required equipment, tools and materials according to the experiment to be done.
Discriminate the relevant variables of an experiment, relating, measuring and quantifying them, and determining their tolerances.
Analyze and process data and results using proper concepts and criteria.
Use the scientific method for developing experiments, design and research projects.

5. Modern Engineering Practice

Use and apply techniques, methods and tools of modern engineering necessary for the practice of mechanical engineering.

Use equipment, instruments and software typical of professional practice.
Apply modern techniques and methods for the analysis, design and integration of mechanical systems and the processes they belong to.
Apply up-to-date standards, norms and criteria for the practice of engineering.

6. Engineering Impact

Understand the impact of mechanical engineering solutions on people and society in local and global contexts.

Recognize the role of mechanical engineering on the progress of society and the wellbeing of people.
Identify and appraise the economic and social benefits of mechanical engineering works.
Recognize the importance of mechanical engineering for the creation and innovation of products and processes.
Understand the role of mechanical engineering in risk prevention and disaster mitigation.

7. Project Management

Determine the budgets, schedules and feasibility of engineering projects, and participate in its management for the attainment of goals.

Formulate the objectives and restrictions of an engineering project and propose strategies for implementation.
Identify the required resources and their costs and estimate the budget of mechanical engineering projects.
Determine the scope of a project, its activities and priorities, and propose execution and control schedules.
Determine the technical and economic feasibility of an engineering project as well as its social and environmental viability.
Formulates indicators and ratios for monitoring the proper implementation of the project.

8. Environmental Appraisal

Takes into account the importance of preserving and improving the environment in the development of their personal and professional activities.

Promote the use of materials, technologies and processes that are environmentally adequate.
Make a rational use of natural resources understanding their importance in the life of people and society.
Participates in activities and campaigns for environment and ecosystems conservation and improvement.
Promote the sustainable development in their professional activities and apply norms of environmental management.

9. Lifelong Learning

Recognize the need to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date according to advances of mechanical engineering and engage in lifelong learning.

Identify relevant areas for the development of their professional career.
Keep themselves up to date on new tendencies and technologies of mechanical engineering as well as their diverse applications.
Be autonomous in their learning process.
Be part of research groups and students branches of professional associations.
Attend and participate in events of professional development.

10. Contemporary Issues

Know and analyze relevant contemporary issues in local, national and global contexts.

Be informed and emit opinion about the main social, economic and political facts in local and global contexts.
Understand relevant social and economic issues affecting his/her professional career and working environment.

11. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

Evaluate their decisions and actions from a moral perspective and assume responsibility for the executed projects.

Anticipate the implications of their decisions as well as the results of their actions and projects.
Appraise the punctual and responsible fulfilling of their personal and professional duties.
Takes into consideration community interests and the social benefit.
Knows and act according to the professional code of ethics.

12. Communication

Communicate clearly and effectively in oral, written and graphical formats, interacting with different types of audiences.

Express their ideas clearly and concisely using the adequate technological support.
Elaborate clear and precise technical documentation using norms, symbology and terminology proper of mechanical engineering.
Adjust their speech according to the type of audience for getting a proper understanding and interpretation.
Read technical documentation in English.

13. Teamworking

Appraise the importance of teamworking and participate actively and effectively in multidisciplinary teams.

Can perform as leader or active member of a working team effectively participating to achieve the proposed goals and results.
Propose and accepts ideas conducting to the achievement of objectives and results.
Appraise the differences of opinion, is tolerant and respect agreements.