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**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, self-explanatory 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 multi-disciplinary 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 open-ended 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, non-technical issues, global awareness:
An awareness of contemporary and non-technical 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 non-technical 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 open-ended 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. |

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