A newsletter for alumni, students, and friends of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Message From the Chair

"What makes a good mechanical engineering education?"

Kenneth W. Ragland

Kenneth W. Ragland
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Our engineering curriculum changes gradually over the years in response to changing technology and societal needs. Curriculum changes are accelerating in response to the assessment process we are undertaking. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has changed their method of certification to one based on outcomes assessment of the students rather than prescription of courses. Because of this, the ME faculty have been clarifying our educational goals. Some of these goals are currently well met while others will stimulate further modifications to the curriculum. Here is where we are at this time with regard to the BS program. We welcome your feedback.

Every graduating mechanical engineer should be able to:

Every graduating mechanical engineer should have:

If you would like to respond to these proposed goals, please contact the editor via e-mail: write to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1572.

ME Newsletter is a periodic publication of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Correspondence should be sent to the address below.

ME Newsletter
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572

      Editor: Gail Gawenda

Designer: Lynda Litzkow

Last Modified: Thursday, 16-Apr-1998 15:38:16 CDT

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