Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Our program will produce graduates who:

  1. Are competent, creative, and highly valued professionals in industry, academia, or government.
  2. Are flexible and adaptable in the workplace, possess the capacity to embrace new opportunities of emerging technologies, and embrace leadership and teamwork opportunities, all affording sustainable engineering careers.
  3. Continue their professional development by obtaining advanced degrees in Polymer Science and Engineering or other professional fields, as well as medicine, law, management, finance or public policy.
  4. Act with global, ethical, societal, ecological, and commercial awareness expected of practicing engineering professionals.

Program Outcomes

Graduates receiving the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (major field: Polymer Science and Engineering) at Case Western Reserve University are expected to have attained:

  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;
  4. an ability to function in multi-disciplinary 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 undersstand the impact of engineering solutions in a global 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; and
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

For more information, please contact:

Professor David Schiraldi, Undergraduate Committee Chair