Mechanical and Nuclear Program Accreditation

The baccalaureate program in mechanical engineering and the baccalaureate program in nuclear engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., www.abet.org.

Mechanical Engineering Education Mission Statement

Cognizant of the unique mission of Penn State in the Commonwealth and the nation, our program endeavors to produce graduates who are capable of becoming productive citizens in modern society. The education provided encompasses the full breadth of the discipline of mechanical engineering and consists of technical content, interactive and participatory learning and consistent reinforcement of the skills and characteristics consistent with a successful professional.

The most important asset we bring to this mission is our faculty. We will leverage the rich background and research accomplishments of our faculty by making appropriate use of research results in the classroom.

In this endeavor, the primary focus is on the student. Through admission standards, professional advising and consistent and high expectations, we lead the students, through lecture and example, toward our common goal of life as a professional in our society.

ME Program Educational Objectives

(revised September 2016)

The overall educational objective of the Mechanical Engineering program is to help prepare our graduates to succeed and provide leadership in a range of career paths. To that end we endeavor to maintain and continuously improve a curriculum that prepares our graduates to:

  1. Apply foundational knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity in engineering practice or in other fields.
  2. Grow as leaders while maintaining the highest societal responsibility and ethical standards in the global workplace.
  3. Develop innovative solutions through effective communication, collaboration, and teamwork.
  4. Seek advancement in their knowledge and careers through continuing technical and/or professional studies.

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Nuclear Engineering Education Mission Statement

Cognizant of the unique mission of Penn State in the Commonwealth and the nation, our program endeavors to produce graduates who are capable of becoming productive citizens in modern society. The education provided encompasses the full breadth of the discipline of nuclear engineering and consists of technical content, interactive and participatory learning and consistent reinforcement of the skills and characteristics consistent with a successful professional.

The most important asset we bring to this mission is our faculty. We will leverage the rich background and research accomplishments of our faculty by making appropriate use of research results in the classroom.

In this endeavor, the primary focus is on the student. Through admission standards, professional advising and consistent and high expectations, we lead the students, through lecture and example, toward our common goal of life as a professional in our society.

NUC E Program Educational Objectives

(revised September 2016)

The overall educational objective of the Nuclear Engineering program is to help prepare our graduates to function effectively in a wide range of career paths in the discipline. To that end we endeavor to maintain and continuously improve a curriculum that prepares our graduates to:

  1. Apply the fundamentals of nuclear engineering to address technical challenges through analysis and design.
  2. Assume increasing professional responsibility while being cognizant of the economical, societal, global and ethical contexts of their work.
  3. Assume increasing leadership positions; be able to communicate effectively and to work effectively in a team environment.
  4. Seek advancement in their knowledge and careers through continuing technical and/or professional studies.

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519