Accreditation is a process in which an organization conducts a review of the program to determine whether the program meets the standards set by the profession.

Program Statements

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

Mission Objectives

The mission of the University of Kansas, Department of Mechanical Engineering is to provide our students with a high quality education, to generate and apply knowledge, and to serve both society and the engineering profession. The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs **) for the Department of Mechanical Engineering in support of our mission are that our graduates will be:

  1. technically skilled in the application of the principles of mechanical engineering, and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and in teams;
  2. successful in their chosen career paths, demonstrating the attitudes, abilities, and personal leadership to effectively adapt to our changing global society while maintaining and promoting the highest engineering, professional, and ethical standards; and
  3. actively engaged in continuous learning and professional growth throughout their careers while productively contributing to their organizations and communities.


Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas should be have achieved the following Student Outcomes (SOs):

  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.

Undergraduate Student Enrollment Data

View Mechanical Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Data.