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Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering program produces graduates who, within several years of graduation:

  1. attain professional competence as an engineer in a U.S. Coast Guard operational or mission support role.
  2. demonstrate evidence of intellectual growth in engineering such as engineering licensure, graduate education, publications and Coast Guard certifications and credentials.
  3. attain recognition of professional accomplishment as a Coast Guard Officer in any field.

Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership; create a collaborative and inclusive environment; establish goals; plan tasks; and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation; analyze and interpret data; and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

In addition to the common departmental program mission and common Student Outcomes, the Mechanical Engineering program produces graduates who have:

  • an ability to develop as leaders in the United States Coast Guard.

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Number of Graduates Per Year
Currently Enrolled
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
20 34 23 27 16 21 39 34 29 20 19