Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Oct 14, 2019  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAE 4300 - Professional Practice in Mechanical Engineering

Fall. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: senior standing in MAE or permission of instructor. Required for M.E. seniors.

J. Callister.

Professional practice and broader impacts of the mechanical engineering profession are presented through a series of lectures and invited talks, supplemented by assignments and projects. Topics include professional ethics, product liability, intellectual property, career/educational paths, contemporary issues facing mechanical engineers, and engineering successes and failures, along with the global, societal, environmental and/or economic aspects and impact of engineering.

Outcome 1: Students will be aware of diverse career/educational paths open to mechanical engineers.

Outcome 2: Be able to analyze the ethical and legal responsibilities of an engineer.

Outcome 3: Have an appreciation of the broader (global, societal, economic, and/or environmental) aspects and impact of engineering activities.

Outcome 4: Be aware of contemporary issues facing the engineering profession.

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