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 general requirements for all engineering programs. Students are expected to achieve the outcomes below upon graduation.

  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.