Achieving excellence in the education of principled mechanical engineering leaders by being a recognized leader in mechanical engineering education, student performance, and student diversity.
To broadly educate and prepare graduates to become principled mechanical engineering leaders in the global community by instilling the core values of The Citadel, the School of Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering program in a challenging intellectual environment that includes a broad-based, rigorous curriculum, emphasizing theoretical and practical engineering concepts, strong professional values, and a disciplined work ethic.
- Students are our Focus: We believe the education, development, empowerment, and welfare of our students are the primary focus of our efforts.
- Engineers as Principled Leaders: We believe the engineering profession requires the highest professional and ethical standards, which we seek to model, teach and prepare our students to embrace.
- Collaborative Teaching and Learning Environment: We believe a collaborative collegial environment among our faculty, staff and students is critical in sustaining advancement in educational excellence.
- Growth through Assessment: We believe data-driven inquiry and improvement will lead us to sustained advancement in educational excellence.