American University of Beirut

ABET - ME Educational Objectives

​The American University of Beirut, Bachelor of Engineering (BE) program in Mechanical Engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering seeks to empower students to pursue successful careers and to create a learning environment in which they can develop their creative and critical thinking skills, grow into lifelong learners in light of ever-increasing challenges of modern technology, and commit to the ethical and professional responsibilities required in their calling at the global level while focusing on the needs of Lebanon and the region.

We offer world-class educational programs that prepare students for the engineering, architecture, and design professions.  Rooted in the liberal education model, our programs also prepare students to be engaged citizens and leaders, entrepreneurs, and researchers who deploy their skills with ingenuity, integrity, and a sense of responsibility towards future generations. Our Faculty produces transformative knowledge and technology through internationally-recognized research and design, and seeks to leverage the special contexts of Lebanon and the region to define highly novel and relevant research programs.  We impact policy and practice through our alumni and by directly engaging industry, government, and the public at large.

 Student Outcomes 

The following program educational outcomes have been adopted from ABET EC 2000. Each student receiving a BE degree will demonstrate:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  • 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

  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  • 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

  • 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

  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions​

  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies​

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