Curriculum - Department of Physics - Colorado School of Mines

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Combined BS/MS Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Each BS Engineering Physics graduate will have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data;
  • 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;
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary 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 and societal context;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Physics Program Educational Objectives

The BS Engineering Physics program prepares graduates who, based on factual knowledge and other skills necessary to construct an appropriate understanding of physical phenomena in applied contexts, will:

  • obtain a range of positions in industry or positions in government facilities or pursue graduate education in engineering, science, or related fields;
  • communicate and perform effectively within the criteria of their chosen careers;
  • engage in appropriate professional societies and continuing education activities;
  • participate ethically as professional members of the global society.

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