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Plastics Engineering Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes and Educational Objectives

The primary objective of the Plastics Engineering Program is to provide a well-rounded engineering education that prepares our graduates to be readily employable professionals for a successful lifetime career. The curriculum aims to foster professionalism, ethics and safety with the highest standard of academic excellence in plastics engineering amidst a caring environment for students of diverse backgrounds with these Program Educational Objectives:
  • Graduates are expected to attain successful careers and be supportive of people with diverse backgrounds.
  • Graduates are expected to pursue lifelong learning that addresses, from concept to commercialization, the design and manufacture of plastic products.
  • Graduates are expected to apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills so that they make positive contributions.
  • Graduates are expected to attain project/team leadership skills, allowing them to pursue advanced degrees in support of technical and managerial careers.
  • Graduates are expected to recognize and adapt to emerging issues in Plastics Engineering such as globalization, environmental concerns, and sustainability.
Plastics Engineering graduates shall meet the student outcome requirements of ABET Criterion 3 as follows:
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.