Program Educational Objectives
The program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. The program educational objectives as adopted by the Department are as follows:
- Completing or successfully progressing towards completion of an advanced degree in graduate or professional school
- Using their analytical, problem solving and communications skils to conduct research or contribute to technology development projects, either individually or as a team member
- Using their background knowledge in physics and engineering fundamentals as a foundation for developing new knowledge and experience in their chosen disciplines.
The Engineering Physics program has adopted the program outcomes listed in Criterion 3 of the ABET criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs. These outcomes prepare the students to attain the program educational objectives.
- 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 such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary 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.
The Engineering Physics Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.