Department of Engineering

Engineering Mission Statement

The University of Southern Maine* Department of Engineering is a unit of a public, regional, urban, comprehensive university that serves traditional and non-traditional students with broad and diverse backgrounds. We are dedicated to providing our students with a high-quality, accessible, and affordable engineering education based on a foundation of mathematics, science, and the liberal arts. We offer baccalaureate degrees in electrical engineering, including a concentration in computer engineering, and mechanical engineering with emphasis on electromechanical systems and materials science. We are a technical resource to the community by linking our teaching, research and public service capabilities to the needs of industries and organizations of the southern Maine region. Our strong regional associations translate into internship opportunities for our students and employment opportunities for our graduates. We promote a strong sense of community through active participation in student group activities and membership in professional organizations. While responsive to local needs, we provide an education that meets national and global standards. Consistent with ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission guidelines, we prepare our graduates to:

  1. excel as engineers in technologically-intensive environments;
  2. succeed in post-baccalaureate and graduate studies;
  3. transfer their acquired skills to a variety of contexts and endeavors; and
  4. contribute to society as broadly educated, articulate, and ethical professionals and citizens.

* http://usm.maine.edu/about/mission-statement.