Student Outcomes

Undergraduate Program Outcomes

  • Undergraduate Program Outcomes are the skills, knowledge, and understandings that must be demonstrated by NMSU CHME undergraduates by the time of graduation to achieve the Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives.  

Students must demonstrate…:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Program Criteria (defined by Lead Society: American Institute of Chemical Engineers) that apply to engineering programs that include “chemical,” “biochemical,” “biomolecular,” or similar modifiers in their titles.

The curriculum must provide a thorough grounding in the basic sciences including chemistry, physics, and/or biology, with some content at an advanced level, as appropriate to the objectives of the program. The curriculum must include the engineering application of these basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and/or biological processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.

Graduate Program Outcomes

Graduate Program Outcomes must be demonstrated by NMSU CHME graduate students to achieve the Graduate Program Educational Objectives.

Assessment Methods are designed to measure student and graduate performance relative to these outcomes. CHME graduate students must…

  1. demonstrate skills in the (1) design of experiments or simulations, (2) collection of experimental/simulated data, (3) development of appropriate models, and (4) make appropriate use of those models;
  2. complete an independent research project, resulting in at least a thesis/dissertation and peer-reviewed journal article(s);
  3. defend original research in front of a panel of peers and experts;
  4. be knowledgeable of the contemporary issues that are relevant to their chosen area of research.