University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

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.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,



Program Objectives and Outcomes


Program Educational Objectives

Pitt-Johnstown Mechanical Engineering graduates will:

•    further develop a broad 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 be prepared to pursue graduate study and/or professional growth during their careers;
•    be committed to lifelong learning and adaptation to technological changes; and
•    work well on teams and assume positions of leadership as their careers develop

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.