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Objectives and Outcomes

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The Program Educational Objectives are:

  1. Graduates are expected to have advanced their careers as contributing professionals who apply fundamental engineering knowledge and analytical problem solving skills in a wide variety of practical applications .
  2. Graduates are expected to have become well-rounded citizens who rely on their engineering education to serve society with an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. Graduates are expected to have become effective and responsible collaborators who function well in diverse team environments.  Some graduates will have emerged as leaders in their field.
  4. Graduates are expected to have exhibited intellectual growth and pursue continual innovation in their field.  Those graduates who are especially talented and motivated to pursue a graduate degree should be successful at entering and completing graduate studies.

In order to prepare our graduates to attain these objectives, we have adopted the following student outcomes that we expect our graduates to achieve:

a)      an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering,

b)      an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data,

c)      an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability,

d)     an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams,

e)      an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,

f)       an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,

g)      an ability to communicate effectively,

h)      the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context,

i)        a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning,

j)        a knowledge of contemporary issues,

k)      an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.