Graduate Objectives

  • Graduates will be able to generate knowledge and be ready, willing and able to accept expected research and development responsibilities upon employment and assist industry in the design and development of technologies and products based on sound theoretical principles.
  • Graduates will actively participate in the development of the profession through contributions to society, life-long learning and support of the appropriate professional societies.
  • Graduates can function effectively as both team members and team leaders, understanding the basic dynamics of team behavior, communication and leadership skills.
  • Graduates will display a reasoned understanding of the role of research and development in the global environment, including social needs, cultural awareness and environmental sensitivity and complexity, and professional ethics.
  • Doctoral graduates will be ready to pursue academic careers and technical management.