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Learning Outcomes and Program Objectives

Pursuing a degree is a significant investment in your future. Earning this degree is a significant achievement in your professional life. Kettering recognizes that the quality of the education you receive makes a big difference.

Applied Physics Student Learning Outcomes

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences 
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify and solve applied science problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global 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 scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice

Applied Physics Program Educational Objectives

The Applied Physics degree program is designed as flexible applied program that provides graduates with a solid educational foundation that combines mathematics, science, technical knowledge, communications and liberal studies to prepare graduates for applied sciences and technical fields and interdisciplinary based career and graduate studies. The Department of physics strives to produce Applied Physics graduates who:

  • Excel in technical careers and thrive in graduate studies using scientific principles and application of physical sciences
  • Work effectively in bringing multi-disciplinary ideas to diverse professional environments
  • Improve their workplaces and communities, and the society through professional and personal activities

 

Engineering Physics Student Learning Outcomes

  • 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, components, 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
  • the broad 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

Engineering Physics Program Educational Objectives

The Engineering Physics degree program is designed as an interdisciplinary program that provides graduates with a solid educational foundation that combines mathematics, science, engineering, communications and liberal studies to prepare graduates for physics, engineering and interdisciplinary based career and graduate studies. The Department of physics strives to produce Engineering Physics graduates who:

  • Thrive in graduate studies, technical careers, or engineering practices using broad based scientific knowledge
  • Work effectively in diverse professional environments and multi-disciplinary projects
  • Improve their workplaces and communities, and the society through professional and personal activities