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Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
Department Mission Statement
Program Educational Objectives
The Program Educational Objectives of the Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering program are to matriculate graduates who conduct themselves in a responsible, professional and ethical manner (citizenship), and who upon the years following graduation, are engaged in:
- actively embracing leadership roles in the practice of engineering in industry and government organizations (including both traditional and emerging technical areas)
- research and development across disciplines (via graduate study or industry) to advance technology and foster innovation in order to compete successfully in the global economy.
- applying their engineering problem solving skills to less traditional career paths (e.g., law, medicine, business, start-up ventures, and public policy, etc.).
- actively participating in professional development opportunities (conferences, workshops, short courses, graduate education, etc.).
- updating and adapting their core knowledge and abilities to compete in the ever changing global enterprise.
- developing new knowledge and skills to pursue new career opportunities.
- serving as mentors for the engineering profession, helping others develop a passion for engineering.
- exchanging and applying knowledge to create new opportunities that advance our society and solve a variety of technical and social problems.
- entrepreneurial ventures and fostering activities that support sustainable economic development that enhance the quality of life of people in the State, across the country, and around the world.
The aeronautical and astronautical engineering program will give our graduating seniors the skills and knowledge base to allow them to achieve our program objectives after graduation. By the time of graduation, our students will have:
Broad ABET Educational Outcomes (AEO)
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global and societal context
- a recognition of the needs for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice