Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Program at The University of Iowa will be prepared to contribute effectively as engineers in a diverse and multidisciplinary work environment. Our students will have: 

  • (A) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • (B) an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • (C) an 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) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • (E) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • (F) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • (G) an ability to communicate effectively;
  • (H) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • (I) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • (J) a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • (K) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  • (L) an ability to work professionally in thermal systems engineering, including the design and realization of such systems; and
  • (M) an ability to work professionally in mechanical systems engineering, including the design and realization of such systems.