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College of Engineering Graduate Program Learning Outcomes

Upon degree completion, graduates of our programs will be able to...

MS-Engineering Management

  • Lead complex engineering and capital intensive organizations with globally dispersed organizational structures.
  • Solve industry-related problems by applying their knowledge of business, mathematics, science and engineering.
  • Analyze and design complex systems and operations using both qualitative and quantitative tools and perspectives.
  • Interpret quantitative and subjective data to make sound engineering and managerial decisions. 
  • Apply systems engineering to solve complex technical and operational problems to meet both business and customer needs.
  • Develop and lead effective teams and projects
  • Communicate effectively across the entire enterprise
  • Understand the ethical responsibilities of practicing engineering managers and the impact of their decisions within a global and societal context.

MS-Chemical & Biological Engineering

  • Demonstrate advanced level proficiency in fundamental chemical engineering principles of thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and reaction kinetics.
  • Demonstrate advanced level proficiency in engineering mathematics.
  • Demonstrate advanced level proficiency in one or more relevant areas of specialization for chemical engineers such as biological engineering, computational engineering, energy, environment and sustainability, polymers, and engineering management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve unique scientific/engineering problems through independent research that applies experimentation, theory, modeling, and/or simulation (for MS thesis option).

MS-Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 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
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Attain knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

MS-Engineering Technology

  • Use the knowledge, skills, and tools, including a knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering, to identify and solve a broad range of engineering technology problems
  • Design and conduct experiments and measurements, to analyze and interpret data, and to apply experimental results to improve systems, components, or processes
  • Design systems, components, and processes to meet requirements within realistic constraints
  • Function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
  • Communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility and the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  • Have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

MS-Project Management

  • Show prudence in project selection and initiation
  • Show competence and structure and planning
  • Demonstrate effective execution and control
  • Close the project by meeting time-cost-quality-parameters
  • Consistently model high ethics and professional responsibility

MS-Property Management

  • Apply discipline-specific theory, research and best practices to interpret, analyze and solve current and emerging property management problems in their property management portfolio
  • Communicate in a clear and persuasive manner with a variety of stakeholders in oral, written, and graphical forms
  • Demonstrate executive-level leadership in the provision of property management services in a timely, responsible, and creative manner
  • Identify, measure and evaluate real estate assets, opportunities and risk in their portfolio
  • Provide strategic, reflective and innovative decision-making, consistent with the property owner’s investment objectives and industry standards of professionalism
  • Evaluate current and emerging technology for application in the financial and operational management of real estate assets

MS-Systems Engineering

  • Develop and implement models and tools to enhance and optimize complex systems
  • Develop and manage processes relevant to complex systems development 
  • Architect, design, implement, integrate, verify, validate, support and decommission complex systems 
  • Use systems engineering tools and practices to identify and execute effective technical solutions
  • Manage system-intensive projects within cost and schedule constraints 
  • Consider financial elements in all complex systems solutions