Educational Objectives of the Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program:
- Produce graduates who are successful in chemical engineering practice, professional and/or academic pursuits.
- Produce graduates who function independently and in teams to carry out in-depth solution strategies to chemical engineering problems.
- Produce graduates who continue to advance in their careers and participate in professional development activities.
Student Outcomes for the Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
(g) an ability to communicate effectively.
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues.
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Present Educational Objectives For the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program (effective Fall 2010):
Approved by Faculty, April 21, 2010
Consistent with the vision and mission statements of the University of Kentucky and the College of Engineering, the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering will prepare our graduates for successful practice or academic pursuits in mechanical engineering.
Our educational objectives are:
- Our graduates will practice mechanical engineering in a variety of fields as professionals and/or be recruited to graduate and professional schools in their career paths.
- Our graduates will communicate effectively, work in diverse teams, address the challenges of a global society, and exhibit leadership, ethics, and creativity in their work places.
- Our graduates will value continuing education and professional growth by supporting or participating in professional societies, licensure programs, short courses, or other professional development activities.
Previous Educational Objectives For The Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program (in force October 2003 – Summer 2010)
Approved by Faculty, October 3, 2003
Consistent with the Vision and Mission statements of the University of Kentucky, the undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering strives to meet the following educational objectives:
- Our graduates will have the knowledge in analytical, computational, and experimental methods to begin engineering practice or continue their education. This will include the ability to design components and systems and to solve engineering problems using current analysis and computational methods.
- Our graduates will have a broad education and the communication skills needed for a variety of career options and an appreciation of the need for life-long learning.
- Our graduates will have an understanding of the societal, environmental and ethical responsibilities of engineers.