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BS in Photonic Science and Engineering: Objectives & Outcomes

ABET The Bachelor of Science in Photonic Science and Engineering Mission
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Photonic Science and Engineering is to educate students in the fundamental skills, knowledge, and practice so they can apply their knowledge, analyze, and design technologies in a productive and ethical manner that will lead them to positions within the Photonic Science and Engineering industry, or to prepare them for advanced course work or degrees within Optics and Photonics.

PSE Program Educational Objectives: Program Educational Objectives (PEO) are goals for our students after they graduate and enter the workforce. Our program will prepare students so they fully attain these characteristics within a few years of graduation, acknowledging that learning does not stop with the college degree and our program prepares each student for the changing workplace environment.

  1. Graduates will grow in their role as photonic scientists and engineers in society leading to leadership within the profession.
  2. Graduates will make a meaningful impact on profession while behaving ethically and taking into account environmental and economic issues.
  3. Graduates will pursue life-long learning in their areas of interest, through such endeavors as graduate studies, service to the profession, or participating in training opportunities.
Student Outcomes: Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The outcomes below have been identified for the PSE program:

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

Fall Enrollment History and Annual PSE Bachelor of Science Degrees Granted

Academic Year Academic Plan Enrollment
(Fall)
Degrees Awarded
(Summer, Fall, Spring)
2016-17 Photonic Science and Engineering Pending 44 -
Photonic Science and Engineering B.S. 64 14
2015-16 Photonic Science and Engineering Pending 43 -
Photonic Science and Engineering B.S. 49 5
2014-15 Photonic Science and Engineering Pending 19 -
Photonic Science and Engineering B.S. 33 1
2013-14 Photonic Science and Engineering Pending 17 -
Photonic Science and Engineering B.S. 12 -
Current Year data reflects Final Fall Headcount and Summer/Fall 2015 and Spring 2015 Degrees.
Source: SIF and Degree Tables
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