Mechanical Engineering

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Pitt-Johnstown began offering a Mechanical Engineering bachelor's degree in 2015.

The curriculum orients students to the specific responsibilities of the mechanical engineering profession, focusing on thermal-fluid science and solid mechanics and the design of systems. Manufacturing is covered in depth as an area of specialty.

Mechanical Engineering Enrolled Students/Graduates

Academic Year                    Enrolled Students                        Graduates
2018-2019                                    243                                           18
2017-2018                                    178                                            0
2016-2017                                    109                                            0
2015-2016                                     48                                             0

Program Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Pitt-Johnstown Mechanical Engineering graduates will:

  • broaden their knowledge of mechanical engineering and the skills necessary to work in a wide spectrum of technical industries;

  • advance to higher levels of professional responsibility;

  • adapt professionally and pursue graduate study and/or professional growth during their careers;

  • communicate effectively; and

  • work well on teams, as well as independently.

Student Outcomes

Pitt-Johnstown Mechanical Engineering graduates will have developed the ability to:

  1. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.