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Program Educational Objectives And Student Outcomes


The mission of the System Engineering program is to prepare our students for growth and career opportunities in the field. The mission also includes recruiting a diverse student body, providing state-of-the-art education, and interacting with employers to ensure that graduates are prepared to contribute to their chosen professions in various sectors. The system engineering program is in a unique position to prepare students to work in global environments and organizations, based upon their abilities to design, analyze and manage complex engineered, human and organizational systems.

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The knowledge and skill set provided by the BSSE program will enable its graduates to attain the following program educational objectives (PEOs) within five years of graduation:

  1. Graduates will competently apply principles and practices of system or industrial engineering in their work.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate effective management of technical projects in multidisciplinary teams.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to advance in their careers.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate service to their profession and society.
  5. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to perform engineering research activities, or graduate work.

The Student Outcomes (SOs) are as follows:

  1. Student can apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. Student can design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. Student can 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
  4. Student can function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. Student can identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. Student understands professional and ethical responsibility
  7. Student can communicate effectively
  8. Student demonstrates the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. Student recognizes the need for and demonstrates an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. Student demonstrates a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. Student can use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice