Mechanical Engineering Accreditation

The LSU Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

Consistent with LSU’s mission, mechanical engineering graduates will:

  • Achieve successful careers in industrial, governmental, academic, and non-profit organizations.
  • Continue to develop professionally and exercise leadership in their workplaces and communities.
  • Practice life-long learning and adapt to evolving technological and societal needs.

Program Student Outcomes

The mechanical engineering program produces graduates who are prepared to enter the professional practice of mechanical engineering with:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Academic Year Enrollment* Awarded Degrees
2020-2021 1006 121**

2019-2020

984 163
2018-2019 983 173
2017-2018 1,054 133
2016-2017 1,170 122

*Enrollment counts include students who have declared this program as their major and are enrolled in the University Center for Freshman Year (UCFY), University Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC), or College of Engineering.

**Numbers are preliminary awaiting Board of Regents confirmation.