Stephen F. Austin

SFA Engineering Advisory Board

We have asked several leaders and engineers that have interacted with our student or faculty at SFA to serve on our Engineering Advisory Board. An advisory board with representation from organizations being served by the program graduates is utilized to periodically review the program's curriculum and advise the program on the establishment, review, and revision of its program educational objectives. The advisory committee can provide advisement on current and future aspects of the technical fields for which the graduates are being prepared.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

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 (SO)

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:

    Outcome 1 - Problem Solving
      an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    Outcome 2 - Engineering Design
      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
    Outcome 3 - Communication Skills
      an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    Outcome 4 - Ethical and Professional Responsibilities
      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
    Outcome 5 - Teamwork
      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
    Outcome 6 - Laboratory Skills
      an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    Outcome 7 - Lifelong Learning
      an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Courses Mapped to Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes Mapped to Program Educational Objectives


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