IE - Mission, Objectives, Outcomes

Our Mission is:

To provide an excellent and innovative education setting to our students so they can learn and discover how complex systems work better.  The IE program strives to maintain a comprehensive curriculum that enables students to become leading engineers and/or creative researchers in the global marketplace and/or in graduate studies.  The program seeks to collaborate with private and public sectors in the search of methodologies and creative solutions to problems that contribute to the advancement of education, technology, and professional development.  Through plans and activities that search to embrace a student population of strong diversity, the program attempts to be a significant provider of global workforce.

Within 3-5 years after graduation, graduates of our IE program are expected to be able to attain the following educational objectives:

  1. Perform as industry leaders in the global marketplace, capable of successfully planning, controlling, and implementing large-scale projects.
  2. Understand and apply the principles of science, technology, engineering, and math involving industry-relevant problems.
  3. Contribute to the profitable growth of industrial economic sectors by using IE analytical tools, effective computational approaches, and systems thinking methodologies.
  4. Maintain high standards of professional and ethical responsibility.
  5. Work effectively in diverse, multicultural environments emphasizing the application of teamwork and communication skills.
  6. Practice continual learning to sustain technical currency and excellence throughout one's career.
  7. Promote the profession and its benefits to society.

Each graduate is expected to have:

  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.
  8. An ability to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, equipment and energy, and to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.