## ﻿Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, our students will have:

#### An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to Industrial and Systems Engineering

• A1. Defines and describes the pertinent principle, theory, concept, and/or formula used in the solution of a problem
• A2. Explains the rationale for selecting a specific engineering science principle to model a process or system.
• A3. Demonstrates how selected engineering science principles have been applied in developing the solution of a problem.

#### An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data

• B1. Constructs a problem statement, dependent/independent variables and/or appropriate hypothesis
• B2. Uses and documents appropriate measurement techniques to collect data
• B3. Applies statistical procedures to analyze data
• B4. Interprets what the results mean with respect to the assumptions and constraints

#### An ability to design a system component or process to meet design needs

• C1. Identifies and understands the critical issues and determines the overall goal and objectives of the design project.
• C2. Develops a design project plan and uses it to guide the design project.
• C3. Determines what information is critical and evaluates resources needed to obtain it.
• C4. Applies analytical tools, software, creativity, and "outside-of-the-box thinking" to generate solutions.
• C5. Evaluates and selects the preferred solution(s) using appropriate analytical tools.
• C6. Communicates the results of the design through drawings, models, reports, etc.

#### An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

• D1. Shares responsibilities and duties, and takes on different roles when applicable
• D2. Analyses ideas objectively to develop solutions by building consensus
D3. Values alternative perspectives
• D4. Enjoys interacting with others to complete work

#### An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

• E1. Identifies key areas in a given system where improvements can be made.
• E2. Applies engineering, statistical, and/or mathematical methods to analyze a problem for the purpose of understanding the qualitative and/or quantitative behavior of the system and the effects of potential changes made to the system.
• E3. Chooses the "best" solution based on stated criteria and formulates evidence that supports the solution.
• E4. Prepares and writes documentation that recommends and explains a solution.

#### An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

• F1. Demonstrates knowledge of codes of conduct that guide the professional practice of engineering.
• F2. Evaluates the value and credibility of information and the various sources used in order to make sound judgments
• F3. Questions decision by incorporating the ethical impacts the decision can have on the individual, the client, the company and/or the public

#### An ability to communicate effectively

• G1. Communicates information, concepts, and ideas effectively in writing using standard formats, grammar and mechanics
• G2. Uses appropriate presentation techniques (maintains eye contact, modulates voice, avoids distracting gestures, etc.)
• G3. Uses professional graphics in written and oral presentations; uses appropriate graphics conventions (e.g. formats, captions, titles, axes, legends, etc.)
• G4. Summarizes and synthesizes information concisely and precisely.

#### A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and social context

• H1. Identifies various types of impacts for an engineering solution (i.e. environmental, political, economical, etc.).
• H2. Analyzes the impact of engineering solutions in a societal context associated with the groups of people and their beliefs, practices and needs.

#### A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

• I1. Demonstrates the ability to use information-seeking tools (e.g. Internet resources, professional and technical journals, handbooks, etc.) that enable industrial engineers to stay up to date in the profession.
• I2. Develops a degree plan in which elective courses have been selected based on professional goals and aspirations.
• I3. Expresses upon graduation both a full appreciation for the need for and the motivation to pursue further education and training not only in engineering but also in areas outside engineering, math or science.

#### Knowledge of contemporary issues

• J1. Analyzes an issue from a systems perspective.
• J2. Demonstrates the ability to evaluate the socio-economic, political, and environmental implications of proposed technical solutions.

#### Graduates have an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

• K1. Demonstrates knowledge of state-of-the art computerized procedures for decision-making including, but not limited to, simulation packages, spreadsheets, general-purpose computer languages, and other software.
• K2. Demonstrates knowledge in the use of technical library resources and literature search tools.
• K3. Demonstrates the ability to engage in an industry-based industrial engineering design experience.

By the time of graduation, our students will have:

An ability to use math and scientific tools to design, describe, predict, and improve (perhaps optimize) the performance of human – technology systems.

• A1. Defines the problem and the scope of the study clearly.
• A2. Defines the objectives concisely and clearly.
• A3. Applies appropriate tools to analyze the data/problem.
• A4. Applies appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools while searching for an answer.
• A5. Develop alternative solutions, compare and propose the best feasible solution.
• A6. Documents, recommends, and explains the best feasible solution clearly.

An ability to independently research and learn new topics.

• B1. Demonstrates the ability to use information seeking tools to search for state-of-the-art material.
• B2. Explains concepts/techniques learnt independently in a simple and easy to understand manner.
• B3. Demonstrates the ability to apply the self learnt concepts to solve problem under study.

An ability to effectively communicate ideas/concepts and research findings through technical reports and professional presentations.

• C1. Explains notations used clearly.
• C2. Communicates ideas, concepts, and research findings effectively in writing.
• C3. Explains experimental setup, experiments, analysis, and research findings clearly.
• C4. Uses appropriate graphics effectively in written and oral presentations.
• C5. Follows appropriate citation style and citations are complete.
• C6. Slides are readable, appropriate choice of color.
• C7. Uses appropriate presentation techniques (maintains eye contact, modulates voice, avoids distracting gestures, etc.)