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MaDE Objectives & Outcomes

The mission of our program is to educate engineers on all aspects of product realization from product design to manufacturing technologies and operations, and to provide students with the ability to integrate various design and manufacturing processes into an effective system.

This mission, as well as the educational objectives listed below, is based on the following paradigm of MaDE:

Undergraduate Study / MaDE Major

The Manufacturing and Design Engineering program (Bachelor of Science) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.orgunder the General Criteria and the Manufacturing and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

Student enrollment and graduation data from this program are available on the McCormick School website.

Graduates of the undergraduate program in MaDE will:

  1. Lead or participate in user-centered design projects in the workplace, drawing upon realistic design project experiences and effectively using the design process to convert client wants and needs into design requirements. 
  2. Engage in a wide-range of activities inherent in the design and manufacture of world-class products, including product design, engineering analysis, materials selection, manufacturing processes and systems design, and product validation. 
  3. Remain abreast of and effectively use advanced manufacturing and design technology, tools and equipment. 
  4. Integrate different manufacturing processes into an effective system for producing goods that can compete in the world market. 
  5. Demonstrate skill in presentation of their ideas, particularly in the technologies that are essential in the workplace. 
  6. Demonstrate leadership in their chosen fields and make decisions that are socially and ethically responsible. Graduates will function effectively in multidisciplinary team environments and communicate verbally and visually to a variety of audiences. 
  7. Build and expand upon their undergraduate foundations by engaging in learning opportunities throughout their careers. 

Student Outcomes

The following are the student outcomes of the Department of Manufacturing and Design Engineering. When our students complete their degree, we expect them to have:

Program Criteria

In addition to the eleven outcomes listed above, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, lead accreditation society for Manufacturing and Manufacturing Technology programs, requires that the MaDE program satisfy the five student outcomes listed below:

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