The overarching goal of the ESE program is to produce a competent and conscientious energy systems engineer who will be prepared to take on a responsible role as a contributing member within an energy industry that will be challenged to meet the future energy needs of a growing population and a highly technical society.
In addition to the individual engineering course and Academy wide Learning Outcomes, the ESE Program Outcomes expected of all ESE graduates include the following skills.
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
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
An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
An ability to communicate effectively
An ability to apply general education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
A knowledge of contemporary issues
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
As a condition for graduation and program assessment, all students in the ESE Program will be required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, a nationwide exam that is administered during the student's final semester of their senior year. The FE exam is a one day eight hour comprehensive exam that includes a 120 multiple choice question four hour morning exam and a 60 multiple choice question four hour afternoon exam. The FE exam tests the student's overall applied science and engineering knowledge and is the first step required on the path to a Professional Engineer's (PE) license.
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