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Aerospace Engineering, BSAE

Program Educational Objectives
The Program Educational Objectives of Aerospace Engineering are to matriculate graduates who conduct themselves in a responsible, professional and ethical manner (citizenship), and who upon the years following graduation, are engaged in the following:
  • actively embracing leadership roles in the practice of engineering in industry and government organizations (including both traditional and emerging technical areas). 
  • research and development across disciplines (via graduate study or industry) to advance technology and foster innovation in order to compete successfully in the global economy. 
  • applying their engineering problem solving skills to less-traditional career paths (e.g., law, medicine, business, start-up ventures, and public policy, etc.). 
  • actively participating in professional development opportunities (conferences, workshops, short courses, graduate education, etc.). 
  • updating and adapting their core knowledge and abilities to compete in the ever-changing global enterprise. 
  • developing new knowledge and skills to pursue new career opportunities. 
  • serving as mentors for the engineering profession, helping others develop a passion for engineering. 
  • exchanging and applying knowledge to create new opportunities that advance our society and solve a variety of technical and social problems. 
  • entrepreneurial ventures and fostering activities that support sustainable economic development that enhance the quality of life of people in the state, across the country, and around the world. 
Student Outcomes:
  1. an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics          
  2. 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 factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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  
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions   
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies