The Multidisciplinary Engineering (MDE) degree is an ABET accredited program. Being such offers graduates' immediate recognition as having met the highest standards in an engineering education. Entry into some military jobs, engineering roles or programs, may require that you graduate from an ABET accredited program.
Program Educational Objectives
- Within 3 to 6 years of graduating from the Multidisciplinary Engineering program, graduates are expected to believe that their Multidisciplinary Engineering education was valuable preparation for their careers, regardless of the fields.
Within 3 to 6 years of graduating from the Multidisciplinary Engineering program, graduates are expected to achieve one or more of the following milestones:
- Advance professionally in positions that integrate engineering and other perspectives such as art, education, etc.
- Earn an advanced degree or an advanced certification, or become a professional engineer.
- Assume leadership roles in technical, community, artistic or other endeavors.
- Become a successful manager, consultant or entrepreneur who is developing global expertise.
- Written scholarly article(s), received patent(s), or have a patent pending.
Program Outcomes for the Multidisciplinary Engineering degree are aimed to help ensure graduates are able to satisfy the Multidisciplinary Engineering educational program objectives. Graduates are expected to successfully meet the outcomes by graduation.
Graduates will have:
- 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 multidisciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility and actions that are congruent with this understanding;
- an ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing;
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
- an understanding of how one learns and recognition of the need for lifelong learning;
- a knowledge of how contemporary issues affect engineering and how engineering can impact these issues;
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice; and
- an understanding of the principles, applications and importance of leadership.
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