The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to:
Educate mechanical engineering students to contribute and lead in society.
Offer mentoring opportunities for faculty and students to discover, apply, and disseminate new knowledge of real consequence.
Provide an educational atmosphere enlightened by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The objectives of the undergraduate Bachelors of Science program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University are to:
Teach the fundamental concepts of math, science, and mechanical engineering in order to produce graduates who demonstrate technical excellence and provide service to their profession, community, family, and church.
Instill a desire and ability to learn continuously, both through study and faith, to enable graduates to meet the changing demands of their profession and personal life.
Provide practical and open-ended engineering experiences in order to develop graduates who think independently and demonstrate leadership and creativity.
Engage students in activities to produce graduates who communicate and work effectively and ethically with people of diverse backgrounds.
It is expected that BYU Mechanical Engineering students will have:
A basic understanding of fundamental physical phenomena and governing principles.
An ability to develop and solve mathematical models of fundamental physical phenomena and apply them to predict the behavior of engineering systems.
The ability to use engineering principles to design an innovative system, component, or process that meets human needs.
The expertise to plan and conduct an experimental program and evaluate the results.
An ability to use modern engineering tools and techniques in engineering practice.
An understanding of manufacturing processes and planning.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
The ability to work with and lead others to accomplish goals.
An appreciation of history, philosophy, literature, science, and the fine arts and how they influence the culture and behavior of societies.
Personal behavior demonstrating and practicing high moral and ethical standards.
The ability to practice engineering in a global environment.
A desire and commitment for lifelong learning and service.