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Program Outcomes

Undergraduate 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.

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Graduate Program Outcomes

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.)

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