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Educational Objectives

The undergraduate degree program in Management Science and Engineering has the following educational objectives:

  • Principles and skills: Provide a basic understanding of management science and engineering principles, including analytical problem solving and communications skills.
  • Preparation for practice: Prepare for practice in a field that sees rapid changes in tools, problems and opportunities.
  • Preparation for continued growth: Prepare for graduate study and self-development over an entire career.
  • Preparation for service: Develop the awareness, background and skills necessary to become responsible citizens, employees and leaders.

In particular, we want to help our students develop:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments
  • An ability to design a system or components to meet desired needs
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • The background necessary for admission to top professional graduate engineering or business programs
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues pertinent to the field of management science and engineering.