Engineering Program Objectives & Outcomes

Student in the Engineering lab

Program Educational Objectives

Alumni of the Methodist University Engineering Program several years into their careers:

  • Are highly effective communicators through written, oral, and visual formats, and can explain complex technical problems to stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, cultures, training, education, and interests.
  • Cooperatively and effectively lead and work in cross-functional team environments comprised of members with varying organizational backgrounds, positions, and geographic locations to critically examine complex technical challenges as a whole and devise solutions that are flexible and scalable.
  • Are effective lifelong learners that are adaptable to advances in methods and technology by independently researching new technologies and applying them in a broad range of industries.
  • Learn and grow in the areas of leadership, mentorship, contribution to the engineering body of knowledge, and participation in professional societies.
  • Conduct themselves professionally and ethically in all they do as well as have strong integrity and an uncompromising character that earns trust and respect.

Program Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Methodist University Engineering Program 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 solutions 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 design 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.