Objectives and Outcomes

Educational Objectives

  1. To be highly skilled, interdisciplinary professionals who can identify and solve engineering problems from unusually broad physical perspectives.
  2. To be able to use engineering and communications skills in other areas such as research, consulting, law, medicine, business, public policy, etc.
  3. To engage vigorously in further studies in interdisciplinary graduate programs and a wide variety of other lifelong learning opportunities.
  4. To pursue careers that incorporate ethical and professional responsibility, as well as good citizenship.

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes consist of the ABET A-K general requirements for all engineering programs. Students are expected to achieve the outcomes below upon graduation.

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.

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.