The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Accreditation Coordinator

Dr. Byron Newberry
Professor and Accreditation Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering
(254) 710-3877

Institution Information
Baylor University
Waco, Texas 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is to educate students, within a caring Christian environment, in the discipline of mechanical engineering. Our graduates will be equipped with the fundamental technical, communication, and teamwork skills to succeed in their chosen careers. They will be empowered by innovative problem-solving creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset. They will be motivated by Christian ideals and a vocational calling to improve the quality of life worldwide. (Approved November 27, 2012)

BSME Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, Mechanical Engineering graduates will:

  • Have a career informed by Christian ideals and a vocational calling to improve people's quality of life worldwide;
  • Be recognized as competent, successful, and ethical in their profession or in advanced study, in engineering or a related field; and
  • Take initiative to pursue knowledge and develop skills within their profession through graduate school or by continuing education.

(Revised February 8, 2019)
BSME Expected Student Outcomes

In support of the program objectives, graduates of the program must demonstrate that they have:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  • 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; 
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • 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;
  • 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; 
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; and 
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Enrollment and Graduation Statistics
Enrollment Degrees
2020-21 191 62
2019-20 208 84
2018-19 267 105
2017-18 322 112
2016-17 341 99
2015-16 355 97
2014-15 294 66
2013-14 280 71
2012-13 334 59
2011-12 334 50
2010-11 315 63
2009-10 279 42
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