Pitt | Swanson Engineering
What is MEMS?

The vision of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science is to be an innovative leader in providing undergraduate and graduate education,conducting high quality research, and serving industry and government agencies in western Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth, and beyond. 

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science is to: 

  • Provide high quality education in mechanical engineering for both undergraduate and graduate students  
  • Carry out high quality research and disseminate the results through both scholarly publications and the development of technology 
  • Increase the program's national and international reputation  
  • Enhance our community through civic responsibility and the promotion of economic development  
  • Provide technical expertise and training to industry on advanced technologies  

Materials Science and Engineering Program Objectives

In their career and professional activities, we expect our graduates to:  

  • Demonstrate successful application of mechanical engineering knowledge and skills for industry, public sector organizations, or their profession  
  • Pursue life-long learning through advanced professional degrees, graduate studies in engineering, professional training, or engineering certification  
  • Demonstrate professional and intellectual growth as leaders in their profession and/or community 

Mechanical Engineering Program Objectives

Consistent with the criteria set by ABET, the overall educational objective of the undergraduate program is to educate students with excellent technical capabilities in the mechanical engineering discipline and related fields who will be responsible citizens and continue their professional advancement through life-long learning.

In their career and professional activities, we expect our graduates to:
 

  • Demonstrate successful application of mechanical engineering knowledge and skills for industry, public sector organizations, or their profession   
  • Pursue life-long learning through advanced professional degrees, graduate studies in mechanical engineering, professional training, or engineering certification  
  • Demonstrate professional and intellectual growth as leaders in their profession and/or community