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.
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 identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The Engineering Physics Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.