Mission and Objectives

Mission

The Department is committed to provide the students with a dynamic academic and professional foundation enabling them to:

  • shape the future advancement of knowledge in the areas of mechanical and manufacturing engineering
  • and to contribute to the economic growth and well-being of humanity

Program Educational Objectives

The graduates of Tennessee State University Mechanical Engineering Program are expected to attain the following attributes within four to six years after their graduation:

  1. Establish a proven record of successful engineering accomplishments and will be prepared to assume responsible leadership positions to serve industries and government agencies. 
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of global engineering and the need for life-long learning by making progress toward professional development: industrial training, achieving an advanced degree or engineering certification in engineering or related fields. 

These Program Educational Objectives are developed and are periodically reviewed by the following three program constituents:

  1. Mechanical Engineering faculty members
  2. Departmental Student Leadership Committee members
  3. Departmental Industrial Advisory Board members

Student Outcomes

Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Programs can demonstrate that they have:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  4. Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. Ability to communicate effectively;
  8. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economical, environmental, and societal context;
  9. Recognition of the need of an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science Program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data
Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program

Year

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total Undergraduate Students

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Current

2014/ 2015

FT

135

45

30

29

239

11

PT

10

2

4

9

25

1

2013/ 2014

FT

93

20

19

32

164

19

PT

2

3

4

11

20

2

2012/ 2013

FT

47

13

14

37

111

13

PT

8

3

3

9

23

3

2011/ 2012

FT

43

7

14

24

88

13

PT

8

4

1

9

22

4

2010/ 2011

FT

43

15

16

24

98

17

PT

3

2

 

7

12

FT--full time
PT--part time