Program Statements

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 skills 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.

Student Outcomes

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.

  • 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
  • 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.