Mission and Program Objectives
Mission: Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University has a five-part mission:
- to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality;
- to carry out research and intellectual endeavors of the highest international standards that advance theoretical knowledge and are of immediate and long-range practical significance;
- to provide leadership for economic growth, technology, and culture for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region;
- to provide state-of-the-art innovative health care, while serving as a resource to a regional health care network and to the traditionally underserved;
- to fulfill these objectives while celebrating diversity and positioning the University in the global community.
Mission: the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS)
The mission of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to provide:
- Comprehensive high quality undergraduate education and research opportunities for graduate students and practicing professionals;
- Leading edge research programs that probe the frontiers of knowledge and contribute to the development of globally competitive economies, both regionally and nationally; and
- Technology transfer that promotes industrial development, with particular emphasis on the needs of Long Island industry.
The CEAS mission statement is published at http://www.ceas.sunysb.edu/mission.asp
Mission: Mechanical Engineering Department
The Mechanical Engineering Department has established the following missions:
- Educate undergraduates for professional jobs
- Educate MS students for development jobs
- Educate PhD students for academic / R&D jobs
- Conduct first-class research
- Secure research funding
- Serve Department CEAS, University and professional community
- Interact with and transfer technology to industry
- Collaborate with research institutions such as Brookhaven National Labs, Cold Spring Harbor Labs, and the Long Island community
- Interdisciplinary interaction with other SBU units.
MEC Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives:
- Establish themselves as practicing professionals or engage in advanced study in mechanical engineering.
- Advance professionally through organized training or self-learning in areas related to mechanical engineering.
MEC Undergraduate Program Outcomes:
The MEC Program enables the students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
- the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- the ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- the understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- the ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- an ability to apply the principles of mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations,
- an ability to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components, or processes.
- an ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.Please note that the outcomes (a) through (k) are exactly ABET student outcomes for ALL engineering programs; while outcomes (l),(m),(n) are additional student outcomes we have adopted specific to our program.