The mission of the undergraduate engineering programs is to continue the legacy of providing excellence in engineering education by developing creative problem-solving, technical skills, and opportunities for collaborative learning among engineering, design and business disciplines. The engineering programs provide students the necessary knowledge and analytical skills for professional engineering practice or for successful graduate studies.
Programs Learning Outcomes
As graduates of the undergraduate engineering programs, students will demonstrate:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- 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.
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- An understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Because of its general nature, the B.S.E. in Engineering major is characterized by breadth and permits in depth study of a minor field such as architectural engineering, composites engineering, industrial and systems engineering or textile engineering. Students choose their engineering concentration in their sophomore year. This engineering major provides flexibility to address the unknown technical challenges that will confront society.
The B.S.E. Engineering program incorporates the contemporary thinking related to engineering education that has been studied in the National Academy of Engineering publication The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century.
The B.S.E. in Engineering program prepares graduates who will have the ability to:
- Pursue a career in engineering closely related to their minor discipline.
- Pursue advanced studies in a wide variety of engineering disciplines, including but not limited to textile, architectural or industrial and systems engineering.
- Pursue lifelong learning in their chosen field and remain active in professional societies.
- Make scholarly contributions to their field through publications, technical reports and technical presentations.
- Conduct applied research and development across disciplines to advance engineering.