The West Texas A&M University Mechanical Engineering Program has the following objectives. During the first few years after graduation, engineers from the program will:
Faculty members use the program educational outcomes to develop the topics covered and assignments in each course. By the time of graduation, mechanical engineering students will demonstrate competence in:
a. ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
b. ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
c. ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability;
d. ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
e. ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
f. ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility;
g. ability to communicate effectively;
h. ability to attain broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context;
i. ability to recognize the need for and engagement in life-long learning;
j. ability to gain knowledge of contemporary issues;
k. ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Graduates are awarded a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. WTAMU offers a Master's in Engineering Technology.
Graduate Students may also find similar academic interests in:
- Engineering Technology
- Business Administration
Median wage (TX) - $92,470
Median wage (US) - $84,770
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Median wage (TX) - $62,550
Median wage (US) - $62,430
Source: Myplan.com, LLC; Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.