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....Mission Statement
The overriding objective of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii is to prepare students for successful professional careers and lifelong learning and to instill in them principles of ethical behavior that will lead to their being concerned good citizens of their community and the world. Achievement of this overriding objective requires the achievement of the following three major "component objectives":

§ to teach our students the basic laws of nature that are relevant to the fields of mechanical engineering, and to closely related fields, and how to use those laws to formulate and solve engineering problems using applicable analytical, computational, and experimental techniques;

§ to develop in our students the skills pertinent to the design process, to think creatively, to communicate effectively, and to work collaboratively;

§ to instill in our students an understanding and acceptance of their professional and ethical responsibilities, a respect for diversity of opinion and culture, and a concern for a healthy and aesthetic environment.

In order to achieve the Mission Statement, the ME students are educated to effectively develop:

a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze, and interpret data

c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

d) An ability to solve multidisciplinary problems

e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g) An ability to communicate effectively

h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a social context

i) A sound basis and motivation to engage in life-long learning

j) A knowledge of contemporary issues

k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

l) An understanding and concern for the need of the State of Hawaii to expand and diversify its economic and technological base

m) Valuable lifelong friendships with classmates and a sense of pride in, and a desire to support, their Alma Mater after graduation

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Mechanical Engineering
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
2540 Dole St. - Holmes Hall 302
Honolulu HI 96822
Departmental Chair:
Mehrdad N. Ghasemi Nejhad
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