College of Engineering assessment plans

Chemical and Materials Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering (B.S.)

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the ChE program at UNR is to prepare students to enter into responsible Chemical Engineering positions in industry, government, or to continue their studies in Graduate school.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Current

    Students will have 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.

    Former

    1. (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 [with a range of audiences] (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.

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty and ABET review team.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Chemical Engineering (M.S.)

    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the masters degree program in Chemical engineering at UNR is to offer students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in the chemical engineering sciences. Our mission is to educate students at a nationally competitive level in the fundamentals of the field, and to provide an opportunity to conduct a small-scale independent research project. We aim to educate students sufficiently to successfully enter a doctoral program or to work in industry in a responsible position, in either case, with a knowledge base and skill set above that of BS level Chemical Engineers.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Students will have

    1. (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

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)

    Mission Statement

    Our mission is to provide a quality education that prepares students for the challenges and opportunities presented by our modern technical society. Rigorous classroom instruction and laboratory experiences using modern equipment and computers provide broad insight into natural phenomena, technology, chemical and biological process-engineering equipment, and systems engineering. Classroom and research projects provide students with hands-on experience in problem solving. We seek to provide meaningful research opportunities for graduate students, and to address state and national priorities in competitive, funded research programs.

    Our goal is to provide our graduating doctoral students with the necessary experiences and education to qualify them to work in academia, in industry, and in government laboratories.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1. (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

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Materials Science & Engineering (B.S.)

    Mission Statement

    To provide nationally recognized leadership in education, research, and service in materials science and engineering.

    • To educate high quality students with the academic experience and knowledge to become leaders in education, research, and service in materials science and engineering.
    • To generate new knowledge that has a significant impact in the development and application of existing and new materials.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1. (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

    1. (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
    2. (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
    3. (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
    4. (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
    5. (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
    6. (g) an ability to communicate effectively
    7. (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
    8. (i) a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
    9. (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
    10. (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty and ABET review team.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Materials Science & Engineering (M.S.)

    Mission Statement

    To provide nationally recognized leadership in education, research, and service in materials science and engineering. To educate high quality students with the academic experience and knowledge to become leaders in education, research, and service in materials science and engineering. To generate new knowledge that has a significant impact in the development and application of existing and new materials.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Current

    Students will have
    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.

    Former

    1.  (a) an ability to apply engineering research and theory to advance the art, science, and practice of the discipline
    (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze, interpret, apply, and disseminate the data
    (c) an understanding of research methodology

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Materials Science & Engineering (Ph.D.)

    Mission Statement

    To provide nationally recognized leadership in education, research, and service in materials science and engineering. To educate high quality students with the academic experience and knowledge to become leaders in education, research, and service in materials science and engineering. To generate new knowledge that has a significant impact in the development and application of existing and new materials.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Current

    Students will have
    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.

    Former

    1. (a) an ability to apply engineering research and theory to advance the art, science, and practice of the discipline
    (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze, interpret, apply, and disseminate the data
    (c) an understanding of research methodology

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Civil Engineering (B.S.)

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BS-CE) degree program is to offer a broad fundamental education that emphasizes the creative and analytical skills necessary for the design, construction, and operation of the nation's civil infrastructure systems. To fulfill this mission, the following educational objectives are the cornerstones of the BS-CE degree program:

    • Equip students with the problem-solving skills and knowledge necessary for employment as civil and environmental engineers and in related job functions in consulting, industry, government, and academia;
    • Produce graduates with the sound backgrounds needed to undertake the analysis and design of civil and environmental infrastructure systems and function effectively in multidisciplinary teams;
    • Provide competent coverage in selected civil engineering disciplines so that the graduates can successfully acquire professional registration and those who are well qualified can pursue graduate studies;
    • Graduate well-rounded engineers, who become valuable members of the society-at-large with  a good understanding of social, ethical, and technical issues, have effective communication skills, and are sensitive to the protection of environment;
    • Instill graduates with an awareness and appreciation of contemporary and complex issues, diverse cultural and humanistic issues, and the value of life-long learning and professional development.

    These educational objectives can be broadly divided into: 1) those that result in program outcomes that can be assessed while students are enrolled in the undergraduate degree program at the university; and 2) those that are longer term goals, which can be assessed some three to five years after graduation.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Students will have
    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.

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty and ABET review team.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Environmental Engineering (B.S.)

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BS-EnvE) degree program is to offer a broad fundamental education that emphasizes the analytical and creative skills necessary for the provision of clean water, air, and land, and the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. To fulfill this mission, the following educational objectives are the cornerstones of the BS-EnvE degree program:

    • Equip students with the problem-solving skills and knowledge necessary for employment as environmental engineers and in related job functions in consulting, industry, government, and academia;
    • Produce graduates with the sound backgrounds needed to undertake the analysis and design of environmental systems and function effectively in multidisciplinary teams;
    • Provide competent coverage in selected areas within environmental engineering so that the graduates can successfully acquire professional registration and those who are well qualified can pursue graduate studies;
    • Graduate well-rounded engineers, who become valuable members of the society-at-large with a good understanding of social, ethical, and technical issues, have effective communication skills, and are sensitive to the protection and preservation of environment;
    • Instill graduates with an awareness and appreciation of contemporary and complex issues, diverse cultural and humanistic issues, and the value of life-long learning and professional development.

    These educational objectives can be broadly divided into: (1) those that result in program outcomes that can be assessed while students are enrolled in the undergraduate degree program at the university; and (2) those that are longer term goals, which can be assessed some three to five years after graduation.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Students will have
    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.

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty and ABET review team.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering (M.S.)

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the environmental engineering graduate degree programs within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to enable students to develop a comprehensive knowledge in environmental engineering, primarily the theory and design of water and waste water treatment processes and systems.

    Students are able to develop their knowledge in environmental engineering by completing a program of study that includes certain required courses and elective courses, many of which are interdisciplinary. Students may also conduct fundamental or applied research related to environmental engineering. A student who conducts research will document the results in a formal thesis and will generally publish results in a professional research journal.

    The environmental engineering master's degree program offered in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will prepare graduates to work as civil and environmental engineers in private practice or in the public sector. Graduates will have the necessary educational background to become licensed professional engineers as civil engineers or environmental engineers in accordance with the provisions of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1. (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

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty
    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the environmental engineering graduate degree programs within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge in environmental engineering, primarily the theory and design of water and wastewater treatment processes and systems. Doctoral students are most often trained to pursue careers involving teaching and research activities at university-level academic institutions or research agencies or to perform specialized design activities at engineering consulting firms.

    Doctoral students must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge in environmental engineering by completing a unique program of study which is developed in consultation with their Ph.D. advisor(s) and members of their dissertation committee. The program of study typically includes certain required courses and elective courses, many of which are interdisciplinary, and also includes a substantial fundamental research component which is related to their environmental engineering. The research is expected to advance the current knowledge in environmental engineering. Each doctoral student also completes a minor involving coursework in a field of study outside environmental engineering that is generally closely related to the area of fundamental research that is being conducted. The results of the research are presented in a Ph.D. dissertation, are typically published in one or more professional research journals, and are usually presented at one or more professional conferences.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1. (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

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Students will have
    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.

  • Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)

    Mission Statement

    The interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering prepares students for careers in biomedical research, industry, and teaching. The program engages students with the quantitative and technological foundations of engineering in order to address problems in medicine and biology. Core training within the program emphasizes scholarly approaches, as well as writing and speaking skills. Additional training is selected to support the knowledge base of a chosen focal area of research within the broad field of biomedical engineering.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1. (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

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Electrical Engineering (B.S.)

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Department of Electrical & Biomedical Engineering is to serve society through excellence in education, research, and public service. We provide for our students an education in electrical engineering, and we aspire to instill in them the attitudes, values, and vision that will prepare them for lifetimes of continued learning and leadership in their chosen careers. Through scholarship the Department strives to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of the State of Nevada, the nation, and beyond.

    Background

    The Electrical & Biomedical Engineering Department provides a high quality ABET accredited electrical engineering education. Our research and outreach efforts support local, state, regional, and national concerns to assist in developing the technology base of Northern Nevada.

    The Electrical & Biomedical Engineering Department reaffirms the values and themes articulated in the University of Nevada, Reno academic master plan, which focuses on the Land Grant Mission for the 21st Century, aligning our traditional activities of teaching, research and service to the needs of an urban population. These include the values of an unmistakable emphasis on learning and thinking, high standards in teaching and scholarly activity, a caring university environment that encourages students to assume responsibility for learning, responsiveness to the needs of the people of Nevada while preserving independence to exercise our time-honored role as critics of society, accessibility and openness, responsibility to account for ourselves and our stewardship of the public trust, celebration of human and cultural diversity, graciousness and civility in dealing with one another, equity in the treatment of all members of our pluralistic community, the celebration of achievement by our students, faculty and staff, and a shared governance of the university.

    Program Educational Objectives

    1. Depth: Graduates apply specialized knowledge in the practice or the advanced study of electrical engineering, including its scientific principles, rigorous analysis, and creative design.
    2. Breadth: Graduates apply a broad range of knowledge including information on the most important current issues in electrical engineering for productive careers in the public or private sector or for the pursuit of graduate education.

    Professionalism: Graduates communicate clearly and work ethically and professionally in teams in a complex modern environment and engage in life-long learning to adapt to changes in the requirements of their profession.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Students will have
    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.

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty and ABET review team.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Electrical Engineering (M.S.)

    Mission Statement

    The objective of the M.S. program in Electrical Engineering is to prepare the students with advanced knowledge and high quality research background in one of the focus areas of the electrical engineering discipline so that they have advanced scientific/technical knowledge and necessary training to pursue careers as an engineer in the industry, as a researcher in the research laboratories or a doctoral student in the universities and are highly competitive nationally or internationally. The master's program includes the course work in the student's orientation area at an advanced level and preparation/defense of a M.S thesis containing high level of competency in the original research work. These research results are to be published in the national/international journals or conference proceedings.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1. (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

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)

    Mission Statement

    The objective of the Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering is to prepare students with advanced knowledge and high quality research background in one of the focus areas of the electrical engineering discipline so that they have advanced scientific/technical knowledge and necessary training to pursue careers as research engineer in the industry, as a scientist in the research laboratories or a faculty in the universities and are highly competitive nationally or internationally to handle the issues that are important to society today and in the future. The doctoral program includes rigorous course work at the advanced level in the student's orientation area and preparation/defense of a Ph.D. dissertation containing original research work. These research results are to be published in the national/international journals and conference proceedings.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1.  (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

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Engineering Physics (B.S.)

    Mission Statement

    To provide quality engineering physics program within the context of an engineering education. In order to achieve this, we strive to prepare our students for successful careers as engineers and scientists as well as other diverse career paths. The ability to think, independently, objectively and with scientific rigor while considering the ethical implications of social and cultural factors is of great importance.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Students will have
    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.

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty,

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.

Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department at UNR is:

    • To provide undergraduate and graduate educational programs which stress fundamental mechanical engineering skills such that:
    • Its graduates are competitive in local, regional and national employment opportunities. Their core curricula are broadly based to accommodate a variety of career goals.
    • To provide an optimal environment for scholarship such that the faculty and students will produce research results that lead to the resolution of unanswered issues or that lead to the development of new technologies and/or new products.
    • To act as a focal point for engineering practitioners and industry through industry/university cooperative efforts.
    • To establish and maintain life-long learning opportunities.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Students will have
    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.

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty and ABET review team.
    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department at UNR is:

    • To provide undergraduate and graduate educational programs which stress fundamental mechanical engineering skills such that its graduates are competitive in local, regional and national employment opportunities. Their core curricula are broadly based to accommodate a variety of career goals.
    • To provide an optimal environment for scholarship such that the faculty and students will produce research results that lead to the resolution of unanswered issues or that lead to the development of new technologies and/or new products.
    • To act as a focal point for engineering practitioners and industry through industry/university cooperative efforts.
    • To establish and maintain life-long learning opportunities.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1. (a) an ability to apply engineering research and theory to advance the art, science, and practice of the discipline
    (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze, interpret, apply, and disseminate the data
    (c) an understanding of research methodology

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty and ABET review team.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)

    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the graduate program in Mechanical Engineering is:to offer high-quality advanced degrees in the field of mechanical engineering such that graduates are competitive nationally and internationally; and to contribute to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in mechanical engineering and related disciplines.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1. (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

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.

Computer Science and Engineering

  • Computer Science & Engineering (B.S.)

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the College of Engineering is to provide our majors with the skills and education needed to be successful professionals, to pursue graduate studies, and to make a positive impact on society:
    1. a broad general education assuring an adequate foundation in science and mathematics relevant to computing.
    2. a solid understanding of concepts fundamental to the discipline of computer science.
    3. good analytic, design, and implementation skills required to formulate and solve computing problems.
    4. the ability to function and communicate effectively as ethically and socially responsible computer science professionals.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Students will have an ability to:

    1. Identify, formulate, analyze, and solve complex computing or engineering problems by applying principles of computing, engineering, science, and mathematics.
    2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing or engineering solution to meet a given set of requirements, with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
    3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts, with a range of audiences.
    4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in engineering and computing practice based on legal and ethical principles, considering the impact of solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
    5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline, creating a collaborative and inclusive environment, establishing goals, planning tasks, and meeting objectives.
    6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
    7. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
    8. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty and ABET review team.

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Computer Science & Engineering (M.S.)

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the computer science and engineering graduate degree programs within the Department of Computer Science is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge in one of the sub-disciplines in computer science and engineering including algorithm and theory of computation, computer system design and engineering, artificial intelligence (e.g., computer vision, robotics, and evolutionary computing), computational science and engineering (e.g., bioinfomatics, geoinfomatics, and computational physics), and software development and engineering. Master's students are most often trained to pursue careers involving applied research and development at research laboratories or advanced technology companies, or to perform specialized design activities at consulting firms.

    Students are able to develop their knowledge in any one these sub-disciplines by completing a program of study that is unique to each sub-discipline. Each program of study includes certain required courses and elective courses, many of which are interdisciplinary, and may also include fundamental or applied research related to the specific sub-discipline. A student who conducts research will document the results in a formal thesis and will generally publish results in a professional research journal.

    The master degree program offered in the Department of Computer Science will prepare graduates to work as hardware design engineer, software engineer, software architect, information technology consultant, and firmware engineer in the software development industry, information technology industry, gaming industry, or in the public sector.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1. (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

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.
  • Computer Science & Engineering (Ph.D.)

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the computer science and engineering graduate degree programs within the Department of Computer Science is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge in one of the sub-disciplines in computer science and engineering including algorithm and theory of computation, computer system design and engineering, artificial intelligence (e.g., computer vision, robotics, and evolutionary computing), computational science and engineering (e.g., bioinfomatics, geoinfomatics, and computational physics), and software development and engineering. Doctoral students are most often trained to pursue careers involving teaching and research at university-level academic institutions or research laboratories, to perform applied research and development at existing firms, or to consult on transferring advanced technology to industry.

    Doctoral students must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge in their chosen sub-discipline by completing a unique program of study, which is developed in consultation with their Ph.D. advisor(s) and members of their dissertation committee. The program of study typically includes certain required courses and elective courses, many of which are interdisciplinary, and also includes a substantial fundamental research component, which is related to their specific sub-discipline within computer science and engineering. This research is expected to advance the state of the art in their chosen sub-discipline. The results of the research presented in a Ph.D. dissertation, are typically published in one or more professional research journals, and are usually presented at one or more professional conferences.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1. (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

    Student Performance Indicators

    • Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty

    Assessment Method

    • Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.