Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Mission

The MEAM program provides our students with an educational experience that combines breadth and depth, to allow them to work, develop, and lead in mechanical engineering practice and research or continue their studies in the best graduate schools – within either traditional engineering and research environments, or in non-traditional multidisciplinary environments at the interface between engineering and a diversity of fields, including medicine, business, and law.

Program Educational Objectives

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. Become leaders in their chosen fields;
  2. Practice mechanical engineering competently, professionally, and ethically;
  3. Cultivate curiosity and engage in life-long learning

Student Outcomes

Graduating students must demonstrate the following:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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 factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

3a. An ability to communicate effectively verbally with a range of audiences.

3b. An ability to communicate effectively in writing with a range of audiences.

  1. 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.

4a. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations

4b. An ability to make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

  1. 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.
  1. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  1. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Student Enrollments and Graduates

Academic Year Undergrad Enrollment Undergrad Degrees Awarded
2019-2020 238
2018-2019 275 86
2017-2018 293 82
2016 – 2017 301 77
2015 ‑ 2016 314 72
2014 ‑ 2015 309 61
2013 ‑ 2014 276 52
2012 ‑ 2013 261 57