Learning Outcomes

Engineers in a lab with carts full of mechanical and technological components.

The purpose of the WSU Voiland School of Engineering and Architecture Program in Engineering and Technology Management is to prepare students for high-level professional development in positions that require an understanding of management principles in engineering, projects, and organizations.

Objective 1: Provide graduates with current management knowledge and tools for:

  • 1a. Communicate effectively with logical, clear, and organized thinking, to a broad range of audiences.
    • Outcomes:
      1. Clearly articulate ideas in group settings to a range of audiences
      2. Demonstrate effective writing skills
      3. Demonstrate active listening skills and foster open communication
  • 1b. Behave ethically and professionally in fulfillment of responsibilities with consideration of global, economic, environmental, societal, and organizational impacts.
    • Outcomes:
      1. Identify and articulate ethical issues
      2. Make decisions consistent with societal and organizational standards
  • 1c. Demonstrate a desire for and ability to acquire and apply new knowledge through effective lifelong learning strategies, to address current local, national, and global challenges.
    • Outcomes:
      1. Anticipate the local and global impact of decisions
      2. Remain current in technological development
      3. Remain cognizant of current issues, local, national, and international.

Objective 2: Provide graduates with the expertise and confidence to assume leadership positions in technical environments by successfully:

  • 2a. Demonstrate the ability to successfully establish, lead, manage and work in multidisciplinary teams.
    • Outcomes:
      1. Provide leadership, motivation, and feedback to team members
      2. Prioritize and identify critical issues
      3. Make relevant contributions to team success
  • 2b. Demonstrate problem-solving abilities and rational effective decision making under uncertainty by applying the principles and core concepts of ETM.
    • Outcomes:
      1. Identify core issues and problems
      2. Show ability to find innovative solutions
      3. Constructively challenge current assumptions and practices
      4. Be able to make sound decisions under uncertainty
      5. Understand the financial implications of engineering decisions

Objective 3: Increase the graduate’s value to an employer by:

  • 3a. Apply the principles and core concepts of ETM to real-world problems to develop optimal, affordable, sustainable solutions in real-world situations.
    • Outcomes:
      1. Create and execute plans in a technical environment
      2. Manage limited resources
      3. Adapt professional life to the global environment
      4. Prepared to advance to higher levels of management
  • 3b. Demonstrate the ability to understand, analyze, and improve organizational practices through the use of current technology, analysis, and design to address evolving business and customer needs.
    • Outcomes:
      1. Apply measurement and analytical tools to improve process systems
      2. Apply measurement and analytical tools to increase the quality of products and/or services
      3. Provide leadership, guidance, and assistance to coworkers when implementing changes
      4. Understand the financial and legal workings of organizations