- The graduates of the Aerospace Engineering Program will be successful as:
- Aerospace or related engineering professionals in industry or government, and/or
- Recipients of graduate degrees in aerospace and related engineering areas or in other professional areas.
- The graduates of the Aerospace Engineering Program will:
- Become successful engineers as a result of their mastery of the fundamentals in mathematics and basic sciences, and as a result of their sound understanding of the technical concepts relevant to aerospace engineering and design.
- Become leaders in business and society due to their broad preparation in the effective uses of technology, communication, and teamwork, and due to their appreciation of the importance of globalization, professional ethics, and impact of technology on society.
Graduating students should demonstrate that they attain the following:
- 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 within realistic
constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- 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 a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- knowledge covering one of the areas - aeronautical engineering or astronautical engineering - and, in addition, knowledge of some topics from the area not emphasized
- design competence that includes integration of aeronautical or astronautical topics