Welcome to Howard University and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. I am pleased that you chose to enroll and work towards a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Our undergraduate program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). You should know that the department also offers the Masters and PhD degrees and you are encouraged to set your academic goals high enough to obtain advanced degrees in mechanical engineering.

Over the years, the department has produced a large number of outstanding engineers who have continued to excel in their chosen fields of work. Our graduates work with engineers and professionals from other disciplines to provide the fuel that drives this nations industries and government operations. They are also employed as leaders in academic institutions and other varied professions in the United States and across the world. With a good preparation in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering you should be in a position to take full advantage of the opportunities available in technology and enjoy a fascinating and rewarding career.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty and staff are committed to continuous improvements of our programs. We encourage your questions and comments on all aspects of our program. We are particularly interested in your comments regarding program educational objectives, learning outcomes and the curriculum.

Again, I welcome you to the Mechanical Engineering Department and look forward to seeing you on campus.

Sonya T. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair

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