Learning Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The program strives to provide a personalized, inclusive, and world-class educational experience, in keeping with Seattle University's Mission. It enables graduates to:

  • Professional: Attain a position solving real-world problems using mechanical engineering skills and principles developed while studying at Seattle University;
  • Personal: Participate in ongoing personal and professional growth by actively seeking additional skills and experiences, for example engaging in continuing education and/or pursuing advanced degrees;
  • Societal: Contribute to society through creating collaborative and inclusive environments and using problem solving skills to make a more just world.


ABET Accreditation

The Seattle University Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org. Learn more about Why ABET Accreditation Matters. Our program has been ABET-accredited since 1962. 


Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, students from our mechanical engineering program are expected to have:

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 together 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.


Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

The program enrolled 83 undergraduate students in Fall 2022 and awarded 44 degrees in academic year 2021-22.

The mechanical engineering program at Seattle University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


Engineering Accreditation Commission


Dr. Teodora Shuman, Mechanical Engineering Department Chair
Dr. Teodora Shuman

Department Chair

teodora@seattleu.edu | 206.296.5535

Kara Reichenbach, Mechanical Engineering Senior Admin
Kara Reichenbach

Senior Administrative Assistant

kreichenbach@seattleu.edu | 206.296.5540