The Mechanical Engineering program will be nationally and internationally recognized for outstanding education and research.


  • Provide students with a broad mechanical engineering education.
  • Help advance the mechanical engineering profession.
  • Contribute towards the economical development of the State of Kansas.

Educational Objectives

  • Satisfy constituency needs for graduates to be successful mechanical engineers with emphasis on Sustainability and Globalization.
  • Develop skills to pursue life-long learning..
  • Achieve competence in solving real world problems in a diverse work environment.

Student Outcomes

The WSU Mechanical Engineering Program requires students to attain:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An 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.
  • An ability to function on a multidisciplinary team.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and social 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.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Six Year Graduation Rate (based on 2008 cohort): 35.4%

Enrollment for Undergraduate (Fall 2013): 510