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Program Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives

The engineering program objectives are aligned with the five College of the Ozarks goals.  The program aims to produce alumni who:


Establish a reputation for broad-based technical excellence and currency


Apply the engineering method, teamwork and diligence to be active contributors to business and mission efforts in the Ozark region and beyond


Contribute their skills and efforts toward furthering Christ’s mission and making an impact in the technical marketplace


Are active members of their local communities


Promote community development and conduct themselves above reproach

Student Outcomes

In order for alumni in the workforce to attain the College of the Ozarks engineering program objectives, the program seeks to produce graduates who possess the following abilities:

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

2. An ability to apply both analysis and synthesis in the engineering design process, resulting in designs that meet desired needs.

3. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

5. 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.

6. An ability to recognize the ongoing need for additional knowledge and locate, evaluate, integrate, and apply this knowledge appropriately.

7. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

8. An ability to create and sustain business opportunities.

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