Message from The Karyl D. Arthur, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department

Welcome to your new home!

Mr. Karyl D. Arthur, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department

The age of mechanical engineering was launched by James Watts’ steam engine in 1763, and propelled through the second century by Nikolaus Otto’s 1876 invention of the ‘spark-ignited’ petroleum engine.

Generally, mechanical engineering is concerned with the design and operation of power plants, engines and machines. Mechanical engineering can be further divided into heat utilization and machinedesign. The use of heat is applied in boilers, heat engines, air-conditioning and refrigeration. Machine design is concerned with hardware, including the making use of heat processes.

Because of the rapid development in technology, dynamic changes are taking place in mechanical engineering. You will be part of this quality engineering education to meet the current and emerging needs of our society, the CSME and globalization.

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of mathematics, physical science, and engineering science.
  • The specialized knowledge relevant to specific mechanical engineering careers.
  • The ability to apply mathematics, science, and engineering knowledge to solve mechanical engineering problems.
  • The ability to use state-of-the-art engineering software, computers, and instrumentation as tools to solve engineering problems.
  • The ability to work in teams effectively to address practical engineering problems.
  • The ability to use the product development process to design a product that meets customer needs and addresses contemporary social issues.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in presentations and in writing.
  • The ability to design and conduct experiments and to interpret and generalize from the results.
  • Recognition of the contemporary social issues that motivate engineering activities and the societal impact of engineering practice.
  • The recognition that engineers must maintain ethnical and professional standards and an appreciation of these standards.
  • For interested and qualified students, the ability to conduct scholarly research.
  • The ability to engage in life-long learning and the ability to conduct research using external sources.

Best Regards,
Mr. Karyl D. Arthur
Head of Mechanical Engineering Department

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