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Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Auburn University Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Program Educational Objectives

Revised May 2023

Alumni of Auburn University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) program should reflect the spirit and values of the Auburn Creed and demonstrate the following attributes:
  1. Possess “the knowledge to work wisely and … skillfully.” Integrate technical expertise necessary to solve problems of increasing complexity and scope, containing elements of ambiguity and uncertainty. Maintain currency of expertise by participating in life-long learning.
  2. Foster “a practical world.” View technical problems from a systems perspective in a changing global environment, with attention to business, equipment, materials, energy, information, human, and societal factors.
  3. Demonstrate “a spirit that is not afraid.” Be leaders in the practice of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Leverage diversity to create high performing teams and be effective communicators of technical and non-technical ideas through oral and written media.
  4. Utilize “the human touch.” Participate in service activities as ethical and responsible citizens of the world.

Student Outcomes

Each Industrial and Systems Engineering student will have demonstrated the following outcomes at the time of graduation:
  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.