Civil and Environmental Engineering

The mission of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to educate talented and motivated men and women to become successful professionals through quality undergraduate and graduate and professional continuing education programs that place a high priority on student access and interaction with faculty.
Objectives and Outcomes to Support the Department Mission 
Objective 1: Civil (Environmental) engineering graduates apply knowledge to meet the challenges of a successful professional career. 
Outcomes to Ensure Achievement of Objective:

Civil Engineering
1a) Students will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, chemistry, geospatial representation, and principles of civil engineering including statics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics, structural analysis, and three additional engineering science courses selected from materials science, rigid body dynamics, electrical science and thermodynamics
1b) Students will have practical and hands-on laboratory experience solving several types of engineering problems involving measurement of physical phenomena and interpretation of the results.
1c) Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs through a capstone design project experience
1d) Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems through a capstone design project experience.
1e) Students will have basic proficiency in at least four of the recognized civil engineering focus areas.
1f) Students will obtain basic computer skills consistent with applications to engineering problem solving
1g) Students will have experience with individual and team-based approaches to problem-solving in the classroom, laboratory, in an introduction to engineering design course and through a capstone design project experience, to be able to solve real-world open-ended problems that require creativity and risk-taking.

Environmental Engineering
1a) Students will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus based physics, chemistry and principles of environmental engineering including biogeochemical earth systems, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, water resources, applied statistics, and geospatial representation
1e) Students will have basic proficiency in more than one environmental engineering focus area e.g. air, water, land or environmental health.

Objective 2: Civil (Environmental) engineering graduates exhibit good communication and leadership skills.
Outcomes to Ensure Achievement of Objective:
 2a)     Students will have the ability to organize effective and concise engineering reports and memos.
 2b)     Students will have the ability to organize and deliver engineering work in a formal oral presentation.
 2c)     Students will have the opportunity to engage in or lead dialogue that contributes to productive work in a disciplinary or multidisciplinary team environment through a capstone design project experience. 

Objective 3: Civil (Environmental) engineering graduates will become well-rounded citizens who rely on their engineering education to serve society with an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities. 

Outcomes to Ensure Achievement of Objective:
3a)     Students will have the ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams. 
3b)     Students will have an understanding of professional, ethical, and environmental responsibility through instruction in the humanities and exposure to and understanding of environmental quality as well as the NSPE Code of Ethics for Professional Engineers. 
3c)     Students will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a contemporary global and national context. 

Objective 4: Civil (Environmental) engineering graduates are expected to exhibit intellectual growth, continued innovation and commitment to life-long learning. 
4a) Students will recognize the need for life-long learning.
 

Computer Engineering

The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) 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:
1.    an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2.    an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
3.    an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4.    an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
5.    an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6.    an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7.    an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Engineering & Management

Program’s Educational Objectives
E&M graduates are educated and prepared to:
1.    Apply technical problem solving skills to develop innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions to complex problems.
2.    Lead multi-disciplinary teams to success by managing team dynamics.
3.    Effectively communicate information for decision-making both orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical audiences.
4.    Continuously balance simultaneous demands of today’s working environment through multi-tasking capabilities of planning, organizing, managing and controlling resources.
5.    Combine engineering and business core knowledge to apply quantitative and qualitative methods to process analysis in business systems.
6.    Make timely, ethical, and useful decisions in response to organizational challenges.

Student Outcomes
Students will:
1.    Have the ability to apply calculus-based math, laboratory science, and engineering principles to technical problem-solving.
2.    Gain the knowledge and abilities to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
3.    Understand development and maintenance of relationships among people within and across organizations.
4.    Build a skill set in written and oral communication through coursework, projects, and extracurricular activities.
5.    Balance academic disciplines in science, engineering, business, and humanities to prepare for the changing workplace.
6.    Understand financial and information flows within and across organizations.
7.    Learn both quantitative and qualitative analysis methods.
8.    Apply a foundation of business and management principles to making timely, ethical, and useful decisions.
9.    Learn to lead and manage organization change.

Students will attain:
1.    an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2.    an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
3.    an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4.    an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
5.    an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6.    an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7.    an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Electrical Engineering

The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) 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:
1.    an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2.    an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
3.    an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4.    an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
5.    an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6.    an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7.    an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


 

Mechanical And Aeronautical Engineering

Program Objectives and Outcomes

Introduction
This section describes the objectives, and the outcomes supporting those objectives, for the Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Aeronautical Engineering (AE) degree programs of the MAE Department. 
Program Educational Objectives There are three program objectives for both the AE and ME programs
AE Program Objective
1  Graduates will competently apply engineering methods to solve professional problems associated with the design, manufacture, and maintenance of aircraft and related systems and they will understand the social, ethical, and environmental context of their work.
2  Graduates will communicate clearly, collaborate competently in teams, and assume leadership roles.
3  Graduates will have the habit of continuous professional development.

ME Program Objective
1.    Graduates will competently apply engineering methods to solve professional problems associated with the design, manufacture, and maintenance of mechanical systems and they will understand the social, ethical, and environmental context of their work.
2  Graduates will communicate clearly, collaborate competently in teams, and assume leadership roles.
3  Graduates will have the habit of continuous professional development.

Student Outcomes
In order to prepare our graduates to attain these objectives, we have adopted the following student outcomes that we expect our graduates to achieve:  
1.  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2.  an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
3.  an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4.  an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
5.  an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6.  an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7.  an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Software Engineering

The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) 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:
1.    an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2.    an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
3.    an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4.    an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
5.    an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6.    an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7.    an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.