The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department consists of the following components:
- Instruction: The mission of the Department in this area is to provide the undergraduate students with a broad education in the professional discipline as well as in the liberal arts area. For the graduate students, the mission is to provide them with advanced technical knowledge and research capabilities in specialized area. The Department strives to instill a desire for lifelong learning in all students.
- Research: In this area, the Department's mission is to advance the scientific and technical knowledge for the benefit of all.
- Service: The Department's mission in this area is to interact professionally with other members of the technical community and provide outreach services to the local and regional community.