Program Educational Objectives
Our alumni will show evidence of integrating a Christian worldview into their life and vocation by following the example of Christ in being an articulate, ethical and empowered servant leader. This implies being aware of and meeting the needs of humanity by doing most if not all of the following:
- serving community and faith-based organizations,
- serving professional societies,
- and serving employers by being a steward of time, competencies and resources.
Our alumni will show competence to apply fundamental engineering concepts in a professional setting by active participation in professional engineering activities. These activities will involve some of the following: creating, researching, innovating, designing, building, testing, inspecting, evaluating, estimating, planning, allocating, forecasting, selling, educating, communicating and collaborating.
Our alumni will continue to develop professionally through involvement in post-graduate learning activities. These activities would include participating in training or continuing education, receiving a post-graduate degree, attending and or delivering presentations, papers or posters at professional conferences, taking and passing the appropriate MFT or IEEE professional exam, and/or attending or delivering presentations at professional society meetings or in academic and educational settings.
Our alumni will show evidence of success in at least one of a variety of post-graduate experiences. These experiences include but are not limited to employment in industry, public service, education, missions/NGO's, and/or participation in graduate school. Success may be demonstrated through achievements such as promotion, completion of an advanced degree, and awards.
Student Learning Outcomes
Software engineering graduates will acquire:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, 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 responsibilities.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and social context.
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- Knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- An ability to articulate a Christian worldview on personal, professional, technical and societal issues.
- An understanding of the basic concepts in leadership.
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.