Engineering Physics
Outcomes
Goal A: Knowledge of the
Fundamentals:
An understanding of the fundamentals of science and
engineering
Outcome A.1:

Demonstrate competency in calculus,
basic physics and general chemistry.

Outcome A.2:

Demonstrate competency in basic
engineering science topics with common themes among engineering
disciplines.

Outcome A.3:

Demonstrate competency in engineering
topics of their concentration, i.e.

A.3.1.

In the sciences, fundamentals in their
concentration.

A.3.2.

materials, devices, and systems.

A.3.3.

Advanced topics leading to the
application with basic principles.

A.3.4.

Systems level understanding.

A.3.5.

Modeling of systems.

A.3.6.

Measurement systems and tools.

A.3.7.

Interdisciplinary tools and systems in
enabling technology.

A.3.8.

Experimental tools.

A.3.9.

Appropriate modern experimental and
computing techniques.

Goal B1:
Interpreting Data: Ability to interpret graphical, numerical, and
textual data.
Outcome B1.1:

Be able to recognize the
necessity to use graphical and numerical analysis.

Outcome B1.2:

Select appropriate,
selfexplanatory graph formats for data.

Outcome B1.3:

Summarize the graphical,
numerical, and textual information in memos and reports.

Outcome B1.4:

Use appropriate statistical and
analytical procedures to interpret the results.

Outcome B1.5:

Extract trends and demonstrate
their importance from numerical data, graphs, and text.

Goal B2:
System Level Modeling: Ability to model components and system
optical engineering problems.
Outcome B2.1:

Define the system and variables
involved.

Outcome B2.2:

Develop the appropriate
boundaries and equations.

Outcome B2.3:

Set up the system of equations
and find reasonable solution.

Outcome B2.4:

Do a parametric study where
appropriate and tabulate and plot the results.

Outcome B2.5:

Be able to recognize the
limitations of the system.

Outcome B2.6:

Demonstrate the ability to use
appropriate software tools for modeling in their area of
concentration.

Goal B3:
Experimentation: Ability to design and conduct experiments to
understand the relationships between variables in a problem which
may or may not have been mathematically modeled
before.
Outcome B3.1:

Identify the problem.

Outcome B3.2:

Develop a hypothesis.

Outcome B3.3:

Determine what data need to be
collected.

Outcome B3.4:

Select appropriate measurement
techniques to collect the data.

Outcome B3.5:

Demonstrate the ability to use
the tools for measurement.

Outcome B3.6:

Determine and/or estimate
experimental uncertainties.

Outcome B3.7:

Collect and document the
data.

Outcome B3.8:

Analyze the data.

Outcome B3.9:

Draw conclusions.

Goal C: Design:
Ability to design a product or process to satisfy client's needs
subject to constraints
Outcome C.1:

Elicit the customer needs and
constraints. Recognize that several viable processes and procedures
are almost always possible.

Outcome C.2:

Break down the system or process
to its fundamental elements and components.

Outcome C.3:

Carry out an initial study of
the process structure and economics using appropriate
tools.

Outcome C.4:

Carry out a conceptual process
design using appropriate tools. Use computational tools to perform
studies of the design developed.

Outcome C.5:

Demonstrate an ability to
incorporate economic analysis and cost issues in design.

Outcome C.6:

Demonstrate an awareness of the
final steps in the completion of a design project.

Outcome C.7:

Document the project work and
give an oral and formal written report.

Goal D: Team work
and Deliverables: Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and
understand the effective team dynamics and be able to deliver a
product.
Outcome D.1:

Share responsibilities and
duties team.

Outcome D.2:

Understand the importance of
different areas of expertise.

Outcome D.3:

Understand the importance of the
various components of the project.

Outcome D.4:

Setting milestones for the
project.

Outcome D.5:

Take on different roles
when applicable.

Outcome D.6:

Analyze ideas
objectively.

Outcome D.7:

Discern feasible
solutions.

Outcome D.8:

Develop a strategy for
action.

Outcome D.9:

Be able to meet objectives on
schedule.

Outcome D.10:

Be able to document
work.

Outcome D.11:

Build consensus.

Goal E:
Problem Solving: Ability to apply relevant scientific and
engineering principles to solve real world optical engineering
problems.
Outcome E.1:

Identify, Inspect and define the
problem.

Outcome E.2:

Understand the basic principles
and fundamental concepts for solving the problem.

Outcome E.3:

Research and gather
information.

Outcome E.4:

Use correct data and choose
appropriate tools to prepare solutions that reflect complexity of
the problem.

Outcome E.5:

Make appropriate
assumptions and use judgment to understand their effects on the
solution.

Outcome E.6:

Determine the magnitude and
significance of the errors involved.

Outcome E.7:

Design experiments to learn the
concept.

Outcome E.8:

Demonstrate an awareness of the
openended nature of real world problems.

Outcome E.9:

Develop criteria for evaluation
of the proposed solutions and process of refinement.

Goal F:
Professional Practice and Ethics: A sound understanding what an
optics professional is and have an awareness and understanding of
professional ethics.
Outcome F.1:

Demonstrate knowledge of the
Engineering Code of Ethics.

Outcome F.2:

Evaluate the ethical dimensions
of professional practice.

Outcome F.3:

Practice responsible decision
making.

Outcome F.4:

Be prepared for professional
practice after graduation.

Goal G:
Communication: Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written
and visual forms.
Outcome G.1:

Identify the technical knowledge
and information needs of the audience.

Outcome G.2:

Use appropriate technologies,
organize and present information that meets audience
needs.

Outcome G.3:

Provide technical content that
is factually correct, supported with evidence, explained with
sufficient detail, and properly documented.

Outcome G.4:

Determine how well ideas have
been relayed.

Outcome G.5:

When preparing reports and
papers, submit work that is free of errors in spelling,
punctuation, grammar, and usage.

Goal H:
Contemporary issues, nontechnical issues, global awareness:
An awareness of contemporary and nontechnical issues in
engineering profession and the role of professionals in an
interdependent global society.
Outcome H.1:

Study humanities and social
sciences topics to gain a broad enough knowledge to form reasoned
opinions on nontechnical issues.

Outcome H.2:

Be knowledgeable of contemporary
issues related to engineering practice.

Outcome H.3:

Show an awareness of the
impact of technology on culture and the environment and vice
versa.

Outcome H.4:

Show an awareness of
diverse cultural and humanistic traditions as they relate to
engineering practice.

Goal I:
Independent Learning: A facility for independent learning and
continued professional development.
Outcome I.1:

Demonstrate an awareness that
the solutions to openended problems in nature have multiple
solutions that requires independent thinking and
learning.

Outcome I.2:

Recognize that a successful
analysis of data in laboratory and design projects requires
creative and independent thinking.

Outcome I.3:

Demonstrate an understanding
that learning is a life long experience and they need to find some
of the answers through their own thinking and research.
