Optical Engineering ABET Information

Optical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, optical engineering graduates will have

  • Established successful careers as optical engineers and received recognition as emerging leaders in government, industry and academia
  • Created viable solutions through the application of their knowledge base and capacity for communicating ideas effectively to advance the state-of-the-art
  • Demonstrated continuous professional development and pursued advanced-study opportunities

 

 

Optical Engineering Program Student Outcomes

The Optical Engineering program will demonstrate that their graduates have:

    1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
    2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
    3. 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
    4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
    5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
    6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
    7. an ability to communicate effectively
    8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
    9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
    10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
    11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 

Optical Engineering Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

The enrollment and graduation data for the Optical Engineering program for the past three academic years are given below.

Academic Year FT/PT Enrollment Year total
under
grad
total
grad
Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Associates Bachelors Masters Doctorates
2014-2015 FT 3 1 1 2 0 7 7   3 - 0
PT 0 0 1 3 0 4 3
2013-2014 FT 3 3 5 1 1 13 4   5 - 0
PT 0 0 1 1 2 4 5
2012-2013 FT 1 6 2 3 2 14 1   4 - 1
PT 0 1 0 2 1 4 5
2011-2012 FT 7 5 4 4 1 21 5   3 - 2
PT 1 0 2 2 1 6 3
2010-2011 FT 4 5 5 3 0 17 7   2 - 4
PT 1 1 2 1 2 7 2


FT - full time
PT - part time