Updated 8/30/04


MAE Department Objectives


1.       Apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and the principles of engineering design to the professional practice of their discipline in modern industry.


2.       Identify and formulate engineering problems in and related to their discipline, and to solve them using modern engineering tools and techniques, through the inspection and analysis of data obtained from the design and execution of experiments, or from the application of theoretical or computational analysis.


3.       Pursue continuous lifelong learning and professional renewal, including undertaking graduate studies. They will possess the tools and motivation for continuous learning scholarship, and self-directed research.


4.       Understand the nature of engineering knowledge and the social context of engineering; appreciate the impact of engineering solutions in a contemporary, global, societal and environmental context; exhibit professionalism, understand and adhere to professional ethics and standards.


5.       Communicate effectively; take leadership positions, and function on multi-disciplinary teams. Understand the importance of diversity in the workplace and of the ethical practice of their profession.




ABET (The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.) Objectives


a.        an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering


  1. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data


  1. an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs


  1. ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams


  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems


  1. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility


  1. an ability to communicate effectively


  1. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context


  1. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning


  1. a knowledge of contemporary issues


  1. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modem engineering tools necessary for engineering practice