General Engineering Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

The general engineering program seeks to develop graduates who:
  • Are equipped with an interdisciplinary set of technical, leadership and other professional capabilities necessary to approach local and global problems
  • Practice engineering with a critical understanding of how engineers impact society
  • Have developed a critical awareness of their personal attitudes, behaviors and values and the ways in which these align with their professional aspirations

To achieve these objectives, the general engineering program has been designed to ensure that graduates have achieved the following student outcomes:

  • 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 multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand 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 life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues (in the profession)
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice