Mission and Values Statement


Our mission is to prepare students to assume engineering positions in industry with the potential to advance to leadership positions.

It is the mission of the faculty to provide a curriculum which is relevant to current engineering practice and strongly applied in nature. The faculty provides an environment in which students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the engineering design challenges of the future with flexibility and creativity. Students develop technical competency through classroom/laboratory work and through the supervised on-site work experience provided in the student's industry experience.

Our mission is fulfilled by commitment to continual improvement and refinement through critical review. Such review requires both close contact with current engineering practice and a commitment to those elements of a general education program required for a well-balanced education. For this reason faculty involvement with the student industry experience and with consulting practice is strongly encouraged. At the same time close communication with the academic community at large assures that the students' technical education is embedded in a strongly supportive general education program.


Our values reflect our educational mission. We are an academic community in a nation for which the intrinsic value of each individual is taken as fundamental. Thus we strive to provide an environment in which each member of our academic community--student, staff member, and faculty--can reach his or her fullest potential.

Just as we value each individual in our community, we value the environment in which we live. The engineering community strongly influences the environment through the practice of its profession. For that reason we strive to build into our curriculum an awareness of, and a sensitivity to, those areas in which engineering practice affects the environment. Such awareness extends beyond technical knowledge to include ethical responsibility in the practice of our profession.