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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Program Objectives & Student Outcomes

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Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives for Iron Range Engineering and Twin Cities Engineering are listed below and have been published on the official IRE website as well. They are consistent with the Iron Range Engineering Program Mission to serve northern Minnesota and the Minnesota State Mankato Mission to serve the state, the region and the global community. Graduates will achieve at least two of the following objectives, but will be capable of achieving all within one to four years of graduation:

  • Designing, implementing and integrating thermal, electrical, mechanical, and computer-controlled systems, components, and processes that will serve the region, the nation and the world.
  • Continuing their education through technical or professional graduate programs, professional licensure, or certifications, and the wide variety of other types of life-long learning.
  • Creating, developing, leading, and managing in a wide range of enterprises that result in sustainable and enhanced economic regional development through their disciplinary expertise.
  • Demonstrating actions such as community service, professional ethics, professional responsibility and mentoring future engineers.

Student Outcomes

Following ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission criteria, the following outcomes are achieved by students graduating from Iron Range Engineering and Twin Cities Engineering:

A) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
B) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
C) 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
D) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
E) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
F) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
G) An ability to communicate effectively
H) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
I) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
J) A knowledge of contemporary issues
K) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
L) An ability to lead, manage people and projects
M) An ability to engage in entrepreneurial activities
N) An ability to work successfully in an inclusive environment.