Mission, Objectives, & Outcomes

Our Mission:

To provide a comprehensive education and training to engineers using a holistic approach to structural systems engineering by emphasizing and building on the commonality of engineering structures at the levels of materials, mechanics, analysis and design.

Program Objectives:

(Affecting our graduate’s performance 3 to 5 years after completing the program)

  1. Take advantage of a strong technical education at the undergraduate level to embark on successful professional careers in industry or to continue with a graduate education in their area of specialization.
  2. Consistently and successfully apply fundamental Structural Engineering principles within their chosen engineering application area (such as Aerospace, Civil, Marine, and Mechanical).
  3. Apply broad multi-disciplinary skills necessary to accomplish professional objectives in a rapidly changing technological world.
  4. Understand the ethical issues pertaining to engineering, adopt industry standards of ethical behavior, and apply appropriate communication and collaboration skills essential for professional practice.

Program Outcomes:

(Desired knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors at the time of completing the program)

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as being able to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with written, oral, and visual means.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global 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 modern engineering techniques, skills, and computing tools necessary for engineering practice.