The Catholic University of America


Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to develop professional engineers with strong technical expertise rooted in a liberal arts tradition, by nurturing a high quality learning and research environment.


Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the mechanical engineering undergraduate program are that the graduates will:

1. Use their technical and intellectual competency, versatility, and ethical foundations while engaged in careers or advanced studies within the traditional mechanical engineering discipline or other fields of interest (e.g., other engineering disciplines, law, medicine, finance).

2. Be productive team members while solving problems of local, national, and international scope within a modern global, environmental and ethical framework.

3. Contribute to professional, educational, and social institutions by applying their knowledge and skill towards the advancement of technology and the betterment of society.

4. Continue to learn and further develop and expand their knowledge and skill sets.


Enrollment and Graduation Data

The enrollment and graduation data in the Department of Mechanical Engineering during the 2013-2017 period is shown in Figures 1 and 2, respectively.


Figure 1. Total undergraduate enrollment in Mechanical Engineering from 2013 to 2017.

Figure 2. Total number of awarded degrees in Mechanical Engineering from 2013 to 2017.