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Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

  • When you graduate as an Olivet engineer, you're well-equipped to meet the demands and challenges of your profession.
  • Program educational objectives

    Within three to five years after graduation, Olivet expects engineering alumni to:

    1. Be characterized by effective Christian influence in families, churches, businesses and communities.
    2. Expand knowledge and capabilities in a wide variety of engineering and professional assignments.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to determine and describe the underlying needs or root causes of problems.
    4. Be effective in engineering design and application of engineering principles.
    5. Exhibit effective communication skills with peers, clients, management and the public.
    6. Support the improvement of the Olivet engineering program.

    Student outcomes

    Graduates of the Olivet engineering program (with engineering major) must demonstrate:

    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
    12. a Christian character expressed in service to church, campus, and community