Stephen F. Austin

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from the Engineering Physics program will be able to:

  1. Practice engineering in areas where traditional science and engineering disciplines overlap, utilizing their ability to incorporate significant computational and analytical skills in accomplishing the engineering task.
  2. Thrive in technical careers, graduate studies, or engineering practices using broad based scientific knowledge.
  3. Work effectively in diverse professional environments and multi-disciplinary projects.
  4. Contribute to society as ethical, socially conscious practitioners of their profession.
  5. Establish specifications and requirements by using engineering design and conducting experiments.

Student Outcomes

These outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. All SFA Engineering Physics graduates should have:

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



Department of Physics, Engineering, and Astronomy, P.O. Box 13044 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3044 - Office: (936)468-3001
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