Department of Engineering and Technology
 

Engineering and Engineering Technology Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Construction Management

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Southern Utah University Construction Management programs will gain the knowledge, as well as the technical, administrative and communication skills necessary to succeed in the construction industry. Our students learn vital skills to deliver construction projects concerning scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety, and the environment. Graduates of the Construction Management Program will be considered successful if after a few years from their graduation they can:

  1. apply their technical skills to solve broadly-defined problems related to construction project management from pre-design through commissioning, construction methods, site logistics, and project phasing;
  2. complete their advanced degrees in construction management or other related disciplines if desired;
  3. implement their management skills to deliver a construction project that is acceptable to the owner, on time, with high quality, safe, and within budget;
  4. use their financial and business skills to prepare the quantity take-offs, project budget, project life-cycle and sustainability, project resources plan, project cost control, and risks management plan;
  5. carry out their administrative skills to comply with regulatory, prepare contract documents, and prevent disputes and resolution; and
  6. perform their communication and leadership skills to lead and manage labor and subcontractors, and identify the relationship between project stakeholders.

Student Learning Outcomes

The outcomes of the Construction Management program are those proposed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Each graduate will have at least:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly-defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  3.  An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Southern Utah University Engineering Program will be considered successful if after four years from their graduation they:

  1. Are employed in the engineering profession or are engaged in further education or work in another field that makes use of the fundamentals of mathematics, physical science, and engineering science.
  2. Have become or are aspiring to become licensed professional engineers if engaged in an engineering profession where it is needed.
  3. Demonstrate commitment to professionalism, ethical responsibility and a concern for society and the environment, such as by active participation in professional societies or similar organizations fostering continued professional and personal development and service.

Student Learning Outcomes

The outcomes of the Engineering program are those proposed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Each graduate will 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; and
  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.

Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives

1. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems. 
2. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems.
3. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in technical and non-technical environments; including identification and use of appropriate technical literature.
4. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments to analyze and interpret results.
5. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical and/or interdisciplinary teams.
6. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates will engage in their communities in Engineering and Technology education opportunities.
7. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates will exhibit ethical workplace behavior.

 

Student Outcomes

1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Mechanical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

At SUU, the Mechanical Engineering curriculum prepares students to succeed in industry, lead diverse teams towards a common goal, continually develop professional and technical skills, and encourages students to engage and contribute to their community and society. We strive to help our students learn key skills such that within a few years after graduation, they can:

  • apply and communicate their engineering knowledge, critical thinking, professional skills and problem solving abilities in professional engineering practice in a broad range of engineering fields, or in non-engineering fields;
  • complete advanced degrees in mechanical or other engineering disciplines if desired;
  • lead multidisciplinary teams on significant projects from inception to completion;
  • conduct interdisciplinary research;
  • actively participate in professional organizations and embrace leadership roles; and
  • apply their engineering background and develop new skills beyond engineering to contribute to their communities, society and the engineering profession.

Student Outcomes

The outcomes of the Engineering program are those proposed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Each graduate will 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; and
  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.

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