The educational objectives of the mechanical engineering program at Western Michigan University are to have graduates:
- Career Growth: as demonstrated by achieving proficiency in current position, increasing responsibility, diversity of job functions, recognition, progression and/or job advancement.
- Professional Development: as demonstrated by pursuing additional education, professional certifications, leadership effectiveness, staying current with evolving technologies and/or demonstrating initiative.
- Service: as demonstrated by community involvement, professional societies, and/or humanitarian endeavors.
- Innovation: as demonstrated by the development of new processes, devices, methods, patents, and/or dissemination of knowledge.