Program Outcomes

 

  1. To demonstrate that graduates have an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering, they should:
    • Show that they can employ general principles, theories, concepts, and/or formulas from mathematics, science, and engineering in the solution of a wide range of industrial engineering problems (operational definition).

  1. To demonstrate that graduates have an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data they should:
    • Show that they can define variable types (pertinent dependent and independent), and determine how many and where to take measurements based on a thorough understanding of accuracy and precision (operational definition).
    • Show that they can measure, record and present raw and summary data and analyze those data for the purposes of understanding and explaining the data (operational definition).

  1. To demonstrate that graduates have an ability to design a system component or process to meet desired needs, they should:
    • Show that they can engage productively and creatively in the design process. Graduates should be able to: identify the project goal; define the project scope; search for alternatives for achieving the outcome; choose the best of the possible solutions; create a design plan, drawing, physical model or computer simulation; test and evaluate the recommended design; and justify the final design in written and oral form (operational definition).

 

  1. To demonstrate that graduates have an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams, they must:
    • Show that they can participate effectively as members of multi-disciplinary teams, working, where appropriate, with people who bring different skills, expertise, and perspectives to a project; and with people from different sub-disciplines within industrial engineering or other disciplines (operational definition).

  1. To demonstrate that graduates have an ability to define, formulate, and solve engineering problems, they should:
    • Show that they can define an industrial engineering problem by specifically describing the problem conditions—what is known or given, and what the unknowns are (operational definition).
    • Show that they can apply the appropriate industrial engineering principles to find the unknowns and arrive at correct and effective solutions to the problem (operational definition).

  1. To demonstrate that graduates have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, they should:
    • Show that they are familiar with the applicable professional codes of conduct for engineers and that they can apply the codes, where appropriate, to particular cases in which ethical issues arise and to their own work in design projects (operational definition).
    • Show that they understand the importance of professional registration (operational definition).

 

  1. To show that graduates have an ability to communicate effectively, they should:
    • Exhibit a mastery of the forms of discourse appropriate to industrial engineering, including laboratory reports, progress reports, technical reports, technical presentations, etc (operational definition).
    • Show that they can summarize technical material (mathematical solutions, charts, graphs, figures, tables, design drawings, etc) in ways appropriate to a particular audience (operational definition).

  1. To demonstrate that graduates have the broad education to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context, they should:
    • Show that they recognize and understand the nature of and significance of the vital interactions among science, technology, and social values, developing an understanding of the influence of science and technology on civilization and of the way science and technology have been applied to the betterment of humankind (operational definition).

  1. To demonstrate that graduates recognize the need for and possess the ability to engage in life-long learning, they should:
    • Show that they understand the need for further education and self-improvement (operational definition).
    • Show that they recognize the necessity of continuing professional development as a requirement for maintaining professional registration (operational definition).
    • Show that they understand the value of membership in an appropriate professional organization (operational definition).

 

  1. To demonstrate that graduates possess a knowledge of contemporary issues, they should:
    • Show that they recognize and understand the various modes of inquiry into human nature and experience, organization and change in human societies, and the nature of the world relevant to the field of industrial engineering (operational definition).

 

  1. To demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice, they should:
    • Show that they can use computer-aided analysis, design, and presentation tools appropriate to industrial engineering (operational definition).
    • Show that they can apply classical and modern data-collection tools and techniques appropriate to current practice in industrial engineering analysis and design (operational definition).

 
Draft: December 1, 2000
Revised: March 19, 2004