The Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) Program at the University of Pennsylvania is designed to provide a broad and rigorous education that empowers graduates with the fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering needed to engage in the practice of current and emerging technologies. The MEAM program ultimately seeks to prepare graduates for successful careers in their chosen professions.
Within a few years of graduation, mechanical engineers who graduated from the MEAM program will:
1. Practice mechanical engineering with competence
2. Excel in their chosen field
3. Conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner
Graduating students must demonstrate the following:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to design both thermal and mechanical systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs.
- An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate, model, and solve engineering problems.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- An ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice and research.
- A knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in physics.
- The ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations.
- Familiarity with statistics and linear algebra.
- Proficiency with computation and some of the important engineering software.