- The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has established the following set of program educational objectives for the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering:
- Graduates will be able to use mechanical and aerospace engineering principles, proficiencies, and technical information to pursue graduate school or engineering careers, including but not limited to design, development, project management, and technical sales.
- Graduates will be equipped to pursue continued lifelong growth and development in aerospace engineering, including learning and applying new engineering processes, tools, and technologies.
- Graduates will be able to contribute to the state-of-the-art in engineering design, research and problem solving, including consideration of professional responsibilities.
Program outcomes describe the goals for student preparation to enter the professional practice of mechanical engineering. These are as follows:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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 facts.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- 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
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgements to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The objectives are regularly reviewed by the constituents of the department’s programs, including industrial representatives, students in the program, and the faculty of the department.
The objectives are used to focus the undergraduate degree program and assure the best possible education to our students.
It is the responsibility of each student to know and follow all Academic policies established by the University and the College of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) that are set forth in the Catalog.
Students are responsible for knowing and completing all course prerequisites. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced for all classes at UCCS.
Restrictions and Limitations
Students must be admitted into the degree major in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at least 30 credit hours prior to graduation. Only three hours of Independent Study may count toward the degree. Work Experience/Military Science/ROTC credit will not apply toward fulfillment of the requirements for a degree from the College of Engineering.
Compass Curriculum is the campus-wide general education program at UCCS. The Compass Curriculum has multiple components many of which will coincide with the degree requirements listed in this guide.