Outcomes & Objectives

In consultation with our Engineering Advisory Board (EAB) and advanced manufacturing leaders in IUPUC’s service area, the BSME program is designed to satisfy a number of important educational outcomes for students:

  • Real-world experience in the analysis, design, and simulation of engineering systems and components, experimentation and testing, manufacturing, technical services, project management, and consulting.
  • Solid communication skills for effectiveness in the workplace, including the ability to lead and participate in multidisciplinary, multicultural groups and teams.
  • Recognition of the ethical, societal, political, and economic implications of their work.
  • Awareness about the importance of lifelong learning for continued professional development and career advancement.

Program Goals

The Purdue University Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree at Indiana University–Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) is the only four-year undergraduate engineering program in southeastern Indiana.

Launched in 2011, the BSME program will continue to grow as the curriculum is fully developed and it becomes more established throughout the region we serve.

Short-Term Goals

Before the end of 2013, goals for the BSME program include:

  • Establish an Engineering Advisory Board (EAB)
  • Develop marketing and recruitment materials
  • Start an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) student chapter
  • Develop new courses in statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluids, materials, design, manufacturing, metrology, and other subjects
  • Establish a summer engineering internship program
  • Obtain support for additional lab equipment, student scholarships, and faculty development

Long-Term Goals

Over the next four years, program goals include:

  • Apply for accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Fully equip all labs
  • Hire two additional engineering faculty
  • Hire an engineering lab technician and manager
  • Integrate CFD simulation software into courses and curriculum development
  • Begin a “Phase Two” feasibility study about offering a second engineering degree at IUPUC