Program Educational Objectives
The faculty of The Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering and Computer Science working in conjunction with alumni and their advisory board, has established five Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) which are common to all degrees offered within the department. These PEOs may be found on the departmental web site
and in our university catalog and are:
- They are successful in a profession related to their field of study.
- They are prepared for graduate-level education programs.
- They continue to develop professionally and remain current in their field.
- They make sound professional and ethical decisions based upon biblical truths.
- They actively serve in and support Christian ministries, both in their communities and around the world.
Engineering Student Outcomes
The following is the list of student outcomes for each of the engineering programs in the department:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Computer Science Student Outcomes
The student outcomes for the computer science program were written to be a “superset” of the CAC (a)-(k) outcomes (CAC (a)-(i) plus CS program criteria (j)-(k)). The following is the list of student outcomes for the computer science program:
- an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
- An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices
- An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity
Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data
Table 1. Enrollment data for programs in The Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering and Computer Science
Table 2. Graduation data for programs in The Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering and Computer Science