Learning Goals & Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science

  1. Core Systems Mastery. In each of the three tracks, chemical, environmental and physical systems, students will demonstrate mastery of core principles, including qualitative understanding, interconnections, and limitations. 

  2. Problem Solving Proficiency.  Students will demonstrate the appropriate use of a variety of quantitative methods—mathematical, analytic, and numerical—to solve complex problems in real-world contexts, model systems, and understand new or unfamiliar situations; and assess the reasonableness of the result.

  3. Instrumentation/Laboratory Competency.  Students will demonstrate the ability to design, execute, and analyze the results of laboratory experiments, and show familiarity with standard instrumentation, data collection, and statistical analysis techniques.

  4. Design Creativity. Students will acquire design and/or implementation skills appropriate to the field, such as building electronic circuits, adapting standard equipment, programming, or performing numerical analysis, to solve problems or complete tasks, especially when ready-made resources are unavailable.

  5. Independence.  Students will develop self-motivated study and research skills (in the context of the classroom and/or in independent projects).

  6. Communication Skills. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to communicate to audiences of different cultures and scientific backgrounds and teach a complex idea or method to others.

  7. Team Work. Students will demonstrate ability to work collegially and collaboratively in diverse and interdisciplinary teams.

Updated: February 2020

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