The department seeks to educate and graduate students satisfying the following general Student Outcomes

starting from 2020Previous
1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
e. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
2. 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 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
3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences g. an ability to communicate effectively;
4. 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 f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global and societal context
j. knowledge of contemporary issues
5. 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 d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies i. an ability to recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning;
Implied in 1, 2, and 6 k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

and, additionally, the following department-specific Student Outcomes

8. a knowledge of the scientific and engineering principles underlying the four major elements of the field; structure, properties, processing and performance related to material systems same
9. an ability to apply and integrate knowledge from each of the four major elements of the field to solve materials and/or process selection and design problems same