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Purdue University Mission Statement

Purdue University serves diverse populations of Indiana, the nation, and the world through discovery that expands the frontiers of knowledge, learning that nurtures the sharing of knowledge, and engagement that promotes the application of knowledge.

College of Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Engineering is “To advance engineering learning, discovery, and engagement in fulfillment of the Land Grant promise and the evolving responsibility of a global university.”

School of Mechanical Engineering Mission Statement

The School will serve its students, industry and society by fulfilling the missions of discovery, learning, and engagement through the creation, dissemination, and application of engineering methods, knowledge, and professional standards relevant to the practice of mechanical engineering in the many aspects of modern life where it plays a crucial role.

School of Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Program Educational Objectives of the School of Mechanical Engineering are to matriculate graduates who conduct themselves in a responsible, professional and ethical manner (citizenship), and who upon the years following graduation, are committed to:

Discovery (Professional Practice)

  • actively embracing leadership roles in the practice of engineering in industry and government organizations (including both traditional and emerging technical areas)
  • conducting research and development across disciplines (via graduate study or industry) to advance technology and foster innovation in order to compete successfully in the global economy
  • applying their engineering problem solving skills to less-traditional career paths (e.g., law, medicine, business, start-up ventures, engineering education, and public policy, etc.)

Learning (Professional Development)

  • actively participating in on-going professional development opportunities (conferences, workshops, short courses, graduate education, etc.)
  • updating and adapting their core knowledge and abilities to compete in the ever changing global enterprise,
  • developing new knowledge and skills to pursue new career opportunities

Engagement (Professional Outreach)

  • serving as ambassadors for the engineering profession, inspiring others to develop a passion for engineering
  • exchanging and applying knowledge to create new opportunities that advance our society and solve a variety of technical and societal problems
  • advancing entrepreneurial ventures and fostering activities that support sustainable economic development to enhance the quality of life of people in the State, across the country, and around the world