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Mission Statement

The department’s mission statement, adopted 8 October, 2015, is as follows. 

The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering is to (1) provide rigorous and challenging educational experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to enable students to attain their full potential, (2) conduct scholarship that is of national and international repute to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of society, and (3) provide service through outreach programs to our profession, Kansas, the nation, and the world.  


Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department, approved by the Faculty on 8 October, 2015, are as follows. 

Engineering is the application of mathematics and scientific principles to practical ends including design, construction, and operation of efficient and economical structures, equipment, and systems.  As engineers, graduates of the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department will

  1. Apply technical knowledge and skills in their chosen profession or advanced study to the greater benefit of Kansas, the nation, and the world.
  2. Utilize effective communication and team skills to work productively within their professions and communities.
  3. Demonstrate integrity, responsibility, and accountability in their professional activities.
  4. Participate in life-long learning and professional development.


Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

Undergraduate Enrollment


Undergraduate Graduation


Program Student Outcomes (Inclusive of K-State Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes)

Graduates of the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. an ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes; and work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.

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