Program Educational Objectives
The graduates of the Aerospace Engineering Program:
- Will be successful professionals in aerospace and related engineering areas employed by industry or government.
- Will be recipients of graduate degrees in aerospace and related engineering areas or in other professional areas.
- Will become leaders in industry or government due to their mastery of technical concepts, broad preparation in the effective uses of technology, communication, and teamwork, and due to their appreciation of the importance of professional responsibilities and impact of technology on society.
Graduating students should demonstrate that they attain the following:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factor.
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
- knowledge covering one area emphasized – aeronautical engineering or astronautical engineering – and, in addition, knowledge of some topics from the area not emphasized.
- major engineering design competence that incorporates appropriate engineering standards and multiple constraints, is based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, and includes integration of aeronautical or astronautical topics