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College of Engineering and Science
Quest For Quality In Engineering And Science
Vision
The Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science will be the best college in the world at integrating engineering and science in education and research.
Mission
The Purpose of COES is Building Engineers and Scientists for Tomorrow. In fulfilling this purpose,

We provide a quality undergraduate and graduate education that responds to the needs and challenges of our ever-changing world, includes an international perspective, and stimulates social and ecological awareness.

We promote the knowledge, skills, ethics, creativity and critical thinking necessary for professional competence and life-long learning.

We conduct the quality research throughout the college and world-class research in key focal areas.
Themes
Theme 1
Integrating Engineering and Science in Undergraduate Education
Primary Strategy 1.1
Increase professionalism of graduating students, including ethics and academic conduct
Primary Strategy 1.2
Provide outstanding learning experience to all students.
Primary Strategy 1.3
Increase quality of graduating students
Primary Strategy 1.4
Provide interdisciplinary learning experiences in all degree programs.
Theme 2
Integrating Engineering and Science in Graduate Education
Primary Strategy 2.1
Increase percentage of US citizens in graduate programs
Primary Strategy 2.2
Increase overall quality of admitted students
Primary Strategy 2.3
Increase quality and professionalism of graduating students
Primary Strategy 2.4
Increase number of PhD graduates
Theme 3
Integrating Engineering and Science in Research
Primary Strategy 3.1
Increase number of multi-year, multi-million dollar proposals
Primary Strategy 3.2
Increase overall federal funding
Primary Strategy 3.3
Increase percentage of proposals which receive funding
Theme 4
Communicating and Advancing Engineering and Science
Primary Strategy 4.1
Increase operating funds by providing $700,000 in available annual resources
Primary Strategy 4.2
Increase retention and recognition of outstanding faculty and staff
Primary Strategy 4.3
Improve educational and research infrastructure
Primary Strategy 4.4
Increase communication both internally and externally among COES and stakeholders
College Programs
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
The Biomedical Engineering produces B.S. graduates prepared for engineering, management practice and continuing study at the graduate or professional level. The curriculum includes tracks in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Pre-medicine and Computer Information.
Careers
Graduates of the program will find employment as biomedical engineers or be admitted for continued study in engineering, science, business, medicine, or other professional programs.
Life-Long Learning
Graduates of the program will continue to develop their knowledge and skills throughout their careers.
Professionalism
Graduates of the program will communicate effectively, undertake professional responsibilities, and function effectively as members and leaders of multidisciplinary teams.
Skills
Graduates of the program will apply the skills obtained from the program to biomedical or other multidisciplinary fields.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
An in-depth understanding of engineering principles and biological/medical concepts in a core area of engineering.
ABET Program Outcome 10
The ability to use modern engineering tools in experiments, analysis and design, and to assess the appropriateness of these tools.
ABET Program Outcome 11
An understanding of contemporary Biomedical Engineering applications of technology and their uses in health care.
ABET Program Outcome 2
A broad understanding of engineering, and scientific principles, and the ability to apply these principles to design and analysis.
ABET Program Outcome 3
A broad understanding of social, cultural, and ethical principles and professional responsibilities.
ABET Program Outcome 4
An ability to identify, define and solve complex problems that cut across disciplines.
ABET Program Outcome 5
An ability to apply math, science, and engineering to problems at the interface between engineering and biology.
ABET Program Outcome 6
An ability to communicate effectively using appropriate technology and efficiently use information resources.
ABET Program Outcome 7
An ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams and understand team dynamics.
ABET Program Outcome 8
The ability to generate questions and hypotheses, design experiments that will provide meaningful answers, and collect and interpret measurements from both living and non-living systems.
ABET Program Outcome 9
The ability to adapt to sociological and technological change.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
The Chemical Engineering Program produces B.S. graduates who can practice chemical engineering in various fields including chemical, petrochemical, and pulp and paper.
Careers
Graduates will engage in successful careers in industry (primarily chemical, petrochemical, and pulp/paper) and/or graduate or other professional schools (law, medical, pharmacy).
Professional Development
Graduates will be active in professional development and acquiring new skills to remain relevant in today's fast changing environment.
Professionalism and Ethics
Graduates will exhibit the professional skills necessary to be effective and succeed in the modern workforce including the ability to function in teams, the ability to communicate effectively, and high standards of ethics and professionalism.
Skills
Graduates will demonstrate the technical chemical engineering skills required for the workforce including knowledge of chemical engineering techniques and the ability to utilize science, mathematics, and engineering principles to analyze and solve problems.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
ABET Program Outcome 10
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary chemical-engineering related issues.
ABET Program Outcome 11
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.
ABET Program Outcome 12
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to design, analyze, and control physical and chemical processes.
ABET Program Outcome 2
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments based on science and engineering principles with an accompanying ability to analyze and interpret data.
ABET Program Outcome 3
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, and processes to meet desired needs applicable to chemical engineering within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
ABET Program Outcome 4
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
ABET Program Outcome 5
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve chemical engineering-related problems.
ABET Program Outcome 6
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility to the chemical engineering profession and to society at large.
ABET Program Outcome 7
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively by conveying technical material through both formal written medium and through oral presentations.
ABET Program Outcome 8
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate the broad education necessary to understand the impact of chemical engineering-related solutions in a global, economic, environmental and social context.
ABET Program Outcome 9
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
The Chemistry program offers a broad background in chemistry and results in a degree which is approved by the American Chemical Society. Students entering this program generally plan to pursue a career as an industrial chemist or attend graduate school with a specialty in one of the major areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical).
Program Objectives
Objective 1
The majority of Senior students taking the Chemistry Major Field Assessment Test will score at or above the 50% rank in the Analytical, Organic, and Physical Chemistry subject areas of the exam.
Objective 2
Graduates will demonstrate skills in the use of modern chemical instrumentation.
Objective 3
Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in oral communication skills that allow effective presentation of chemical information.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
The Program produces graduates who have the background necessary for the practice of civil engineering and to assume leadership roles in the engineering profession. Graduate are provided with a solid foundation in four major sub-disciplines of civil engineering: structures, environmental/water resources, geotechnical/materials, and transportation/construction.
Communication
To produce graduates who have developed oral an written communication skills that allow students to present information effectively.
Design
To produce graduate tho have developed the skills required to design civil engineering systems and facilities, including the graduates' abilities to formulate problems, to think creatively, to synthesize information, and to work collaboratively in teams. The civil engineering program at Louisiana Tech University will concentrate undergraduate instruction in areas of water resources/environmental, structures, transportation, and geotechnical engineering.
Experimental & Data Analysis
To produce graduates who are taught to use current experimental and data analysis techniques for civil engineering applications.
Life-Long Learning
To produce graduates who are prepared for life-long learning and successful careers as civil engineers.
Problem-Solving
To produce graduates who are trained thoroughly in methods of analysis, including the mathematical and computational skills appropriate for civil engineers to use when solving problems.
Professionalism and Ethics
To produce graduates with understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 10
A knowledge of contemporary issues as they affect the professional and ethical practice of engineering.
ABET Program Outcome 2
The ability to practice civil engineering using up-to-date techniques, skills, and tools as a result of life-long learning.
ABET Program Outcome 3
An ability to formulate and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
ABET Program Outcome 4
An ability to design a system or component to satisfy stated or code requirements.
ABET Program Outcome 5
An ability to serve on and lead on teams.
ABET Program Outcome 6
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 7
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
ABET Program Outcome 8
An ability to communicate effectively.
ABET Program Outcome 9
The broad education necessary to understand the potential impact of engineering solutions in various geographical settings including societal and environmental contexts.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The Program produces B.S. graduates who can practice Computer Science in various fields, including high-tech, manufacturing, healthcare and service industries, as well as pursue advanced degrees.
Breadth
Our graduates have knowledge not only of the critical areas of Computer Science but also of related disciplines, and they have the broad education in arts and sciences necessary for productive careers and successful post-graduate education.
Depth
Our graduates demonstrate fundamental knowledge of Computer Science, making valuable technical contributions to the design, development, and production of computing systems and related areas.
Lifelong Learning
Our graduates engage in professional development in order to remain current in the field and to understand ongoing issues in Computer Science.
Professionalism
Our graduates utilize and exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as professional and ethical principles when functioning as members and leaders of multi-disciplinary teams.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
ABET Program Outcome 10
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
ABET Program Outcome 11
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
ABET Program Outcome 2
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
ABET Program Outcome 3
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
ABET Program Outcome 4
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
ABET Program Outcome 5
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
ABET Program Outcome 6
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
ABET Program Outcome 7
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
ABET Program Outcome 8
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development.
ABET Program Outcome 9
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology
The Program produces graduates who are prepared to apply engineered construction principles in the construction process, with a focus on the knowledge and skills needed for the heavy-highway, underground utility, and building structural frame construction segments of the industry.
Careers
To prepare graduates for successful careers in the construction field y providing them with the appropriate technical background, strong communication skills, as sense of professional, ethical, and societal responsibilities, and tools for life-long learning.
Knowledge and Skills
To prepare graduates to apply engineered construction principles in the construction process, with a focus on the knowledge and skills needed for the heavy-highway, underground utility, and building structural frame construction segments of the industry.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to practice in the construction field using up-to-date techniques, skills, and tools as necessary for an engineering technologist.
ABET Program Outcome 2
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to identify, formulate and solve novel construction engineering technology problems using the appropriate scientific, mathematical, engineering and technological methods.
ABET Program Outcome 3
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to conduct experiments and to use the results to improve construction processes.
ABET Program Outcome 4
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to use knowledge, skills, creativity and critical thinking necessary for professional competence and life-long learning.
ABET Program Outcome 5
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to function effectively on teams.
ABET Program Outcome 6
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to communicate effectively.
ABET Program Outcome 7
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an understanding of contemporary professional, ethical, social and global issues and responsibilities with a respect for diversity.
ABET Program Outcome 8
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
The Program produces graduates who have a fundamental knowledge needed for the practice of, or advanced study in, electrical engineering. Graduates receive an emphasis in at least two of the following four application areas: electric power, communications, controls, and microelectronics.
Breadth
Our graduates will have a broad education necessary for productive careers or the pursuit of graduate education, including a knowledge of important current issues in electrical engineering.
Depth
Our graduates will have a fundamental knowledge needed for the practice of, or advanced study in, electrical engineering in such application areas aa electric power, communications, controls, and microelectronics.
Life-Long Learning
Our graduates will believe that their undergraduate electrical engineering education was a wise investment and will continue to develop their knowledge and skills after graduation.
Professionalism
Our graduates will have strong communications skills, will understand and undertake professional responsibilities, and will function effectively as members and leaders of multi-disciplinary teams.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to the analysis of electrical engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 10
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools, including computer-based tools, necessary for engineering practice.
ABET Program Outcome 11
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates a demonstrated knowledge of advance mathematics. This includes differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics.
ABET Program Outcome 12
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates a knowledge of probability and statistics, including electrical engineering applications.
ABET Program Outcome 13
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to design systems which include hardware and software components.
ABET Program Outcome 2
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to design and conduct scientific and engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
ABET Program Outcome 3
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
ABET Program Outcome 4
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
ABET Program Outcome 5
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to identify, formulate, and solve electrical engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 6
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
ABET Program Outcome 7
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to communicate by conveying technical material through by the formal written medium and through oral presentation with audience interaction.
ABET Program Outcome 8
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates the broad education and a knowledge of contemporary issues necessary to understand the impact of electrical engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
ABET Program Outcome 9
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
The Program produces Bachelor of Science graduates having broad technical backgrounds who can practice in diverse areas such as electrical utilities, raw materials processing, general manufacturing, health care, and service sectors associate with these areas.
Communication
After graduating Electrical Engineering Technology majors will utilize oral and written communication skills to present information effectively.
Life-Long Learning
After graduating Electrical Engineering Technology majors will demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning and continuous professional improvement.
Problem-Solving
After graduating Electrical Engineering Technology majors will apply appropriate mathematical, computational, computer, and critical reasoning skills to analyze and solve problems.
Professionalism and Ethics
After graduating Electrical Engineering Technology majors will practice in a professional, ethical, and socially responsible manner.
Technical Knowledge
After graduating Electrical Engineering Technology majors will leverage their technical knowledge to acquire professional positions in electrical, electronic, and related fields.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate an appropriate mastery of electrical theory, skills and tools of the discipline.
ABET Program Outcome 10
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate awareness of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
ABET Program Outcome 2
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate an appropriate mastery of measurement and laboratory skills.
ABET Program Outcome 3
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate an appropriate mastery of contemporary computer tools appropriate to the discipline.
ABET Program Outcome 4
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate ability to apply acquired knowledge to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
ABET Program Outcome 5
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate ability to conduct experiments and analyze data.
ABET Program Outcome 6
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate ability to use experimental data to implement process and/or quality improvements.
ABET Program Outcome 7
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate ability to function in teams.
ABET Program Outcome 8
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate ability to communicate effectively.
ABET Program Outcome 9
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate awareness of the need for lifelong learning and continuous personal improvement.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
The Program produces B.S. graduates who can design, develop, improve and implement integrated systems in various fields, including manufacturing, health care and service industries.
Careers
Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate techniques and modern engineering tools for successful industrial engineering careers that support the local, regional and national economy.
Communication
Our graduates will have effective written and oral communication skills.
Design
Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to design, develop, implement, improve and integrate systems with machines, people, materials, information and energy for productivity, quality and work environment improvements.
Life-Long Learning
Our graduates will actively participate in life-long learning activities and/or continue into graduate programs.
Professionalism and Ethics
Our graduates will be able to work collaboratively in and lead teams and understand their professional and ethical responsibilities.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
ABET Program Outcome 10
A knowledge of contemporary issues.
ABET Program Outcome 11
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
ABET Program Outcome 12
An ability to identify deficiencies of existing systems and to propose solutions for improvements.
ABET Program Outcome 13
An ability to integrate systems using appropriate analytical and computational skills.
ABET Program Outcome 2
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
ABET Program Outcome 3
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.
ABET Program Outcome 4
An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
ABET Program Outcome 5
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 6
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
ABET Program Outcome 7
An ability to communicate effectively.
ABET Program Outcome 8
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environment, and societal context.
ABET Program Outcome 9
A recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
The Program of Mathematics and Statistics offers a wide variety of options at the B.S. and M.S. degree levels. Student can choose from a large selection of courses from areas such as abstract algebra, analysis, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, linear algebra, control theory, graph theory, number theory, and statistical models.
Program
Provide a quality undergraduate and graduate education that responds to the needs and challenges of our ever-changing world, includes an international perspective, and stimulates social and ecological awareness. Promote the knowledge, skills, ethics, creativity and critical thinking necessary for professional competence and life-long learning.
Program Objectives
Learning Objective 1
Students will demonstrate skill in problem solving (with and without technology), abstract thinking, and proving theorems.
Learning Objective 2
Students will be able to communicate mathematics precisely and in an organized fashion in proofs.
Learning Objective 3
Preparation of students for graduate school in mathematics and related fields.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
The Mechanical Engineering Program produces B.S. graduates who can practice Mechanical Engineering in various fields, including manufacturing, oil, gas and petrochemicals, consulting and forest products.
Communication
Our graduates will demonstrate effective written and oral communication.
Design
Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to formulate problems, think creatively, synthesize information, and work individually and collaboratively in the design of effective problem solutions.
Life-Long Learning
Our graduates will actively participate in lifelong learning activities that enhance their technical and professional skills.
Problem-Solving
Our graduates will apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics principles to solve problems.
Professionalism and Ethics
Our graduates will demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
Testing and Evaluation
Our graduates will demonstrate skill in the use of appropriate testing and evaluation techniques.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
Our graduates will have an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 10
Our graduates will have an ability to use applicable techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 2
Our graduates will have an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
ABET Program Outcome 3
Our graduates will have an ability to work professionally with mechanical systems, components, or processes including their design and realization.
ABET Program Outcome 4
Our graduates will have an ability to work professionally with thermal/fluid systems, components, or processes including their design and realization.
ABET Program Outcome 5
Our graduates will have an ability to serve and provide leadership in multi-disciplinary teams.
ABET Program Outcome 6
Our graduates will have an ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
ABET Program Outcome 7
Our graduates will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of Mechanical Engineering solutions in various geographical settings including societal and environmental contexts.
ABET Program Outcome 8
Our graduates will have a recognition of the need for, and a commitment to engage in life-long learning.
ABET Program Outcome 9
our graduates will have a knowledge of contemporary issues that enables the engineer to practice professionally and ethically.
Bachelor of Science in Nanosystems Engineering
The B.S. in Nanosystems Engineering prepares students for research-based careers by going on to graduate study or working at government laboratories and/or research centers. The program provides specialized courses in nanotechnology materials, measurement, and fabrication techniques and engineering application focus areas in biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical, or microsystems engineering.
Careers
To produce graduates that are employed in successful careers in the fields of engineering and/or science, or pursuing post-graduate study in related fields.
Communication, Professionalism and Ethics
To produce graduates that exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as professional and ethical principles, and function effectively as members and leaders of multidisciplinary teams.
Fundamentals
To produce graduates that possess a solid background in engineering fundamentals with an in-depth knowledge about nanotechnology and its applications to a variety of disciplines.
Life-Long Learning
To produce graduates that engage in life-long learning in order to remain technically current in their field and to know about contemporary issues in their field.
Program Objectives
Program Outcome 1
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an in-depth understanding of engineering principles and nanotechnology concepts in a core area of engineering.
Program Outcome 10
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have a significant professional or research experience prior to graduation.
Program Outcome 11
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to use modern engineering tools in experiments, analysis and design, and to assess the appropriateness of these tools.
Program Outcome 12
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an understanding of contemporary Nanosystems Engineering applications of Technology and their societal implications.
Program Outcome 2
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have a broad understanding of engineering, and scientific principles & responsibilities, and the ability to apply these principles to design and analysis.
Program Outcome 3
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs subject to realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and/or sustainability.
Program Outcome 4
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have a broad understanding of social, cultural, and ethical principles and responsibilities.
Program Outcome 5
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to identify, define and solve complex problems that cut across disciplines.
Program Outcome 6
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to apply math, science, and engineering to problems at the interface between engineering and nanotechnology.
Program Outcome 7
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to communicate effectively using appropriate technology and efficiently use information resources.
Program Outcome 8
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams and understand team dynamics.
Program Outcome 9
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have the ability to design experiments that will provide meaningful answers, and collect and interpret measurements.
Bachelor of Science in Physics
The Physics Program prepares students for graduate work in physics and subsequent jobs in industry or government laboratories. The curriculum provides students with extensive exposure to the fundamental principles of physics and an introduction to the basic methods of physics research.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in problem solving and analysis.
Objective 2
Graduates will demonstrate expertise with core physics concepts and their application.
Objective 3
Graduates will demonstrate an ability to function effectively in a laboratory environment and to pursue independent research.
Center for Applied Physics Studies
The Center for Applied Physics Studies (CAPS) endeavors to nurture an advanced physics and engineering research and educational environment that maintains scientific individuality while creating opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and shared resources, thereby overlapping strongly with the institutional Mission.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Continue to develop and work on DoE funded program at FNAL.
Objective 2
Continue to develop and work on NSF funded program at TJNAF.
Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science
The mission of CyBERS is to conduct basic and applied research in biomedical engineering and provide services to address medical rehabilitation needs.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Develop proposals to funding agencies to support rehabilitation engineering, neural engineering and other biomedical engineering research and development programs.
Objective 2
Initiate and develop new materials and devices to solve biomedical problems.
Objective 3
Involve students in rehabilitation engineering, neural engineering and other biomedical engineering research and development projects.
Institute for Micromanufacturing
The vision of the Institute is to be a world-class resource for the realization of commercially-viable micro- and nanosystems, contributing to the economic infrastructure of Louisiana and the nation, and benefiting humanity as a whole. The Institute's activities are in its main research and development thrust areas of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Biomedical Nanotechnology, Environmental Technology, and Information Technology.
Interdisciplinary STEM Education Research Center
ISERC is a leader in reinventing engineering and science education to meet the regional, global, and national challenges of the 21st century.
Master of Science in Applied Physics
This Program offers instruction and opportunities for research in the areas of solid state physics, high energy physics, computational physics, and nuclear physics. The completion of the master's program will prepare the student for further work toward the doctorate degree as well as for employment in government and industry.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in thinking critically and analyzing physics problems in core theoretical areas of mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics.
Objective 2
Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the major fields of modern physics research. Detailed knowledge will be demonstrated in at least three of the following areas: solid state physics, nuclear physics, particle analysis, astrophysics, biophysics, geophysics, chemical physics, optics.
Objective 3
Graduates will demonstrate the capability for conducting independent research.
Master of Science in Computer Science
This degree offers in-depth study and research in systems, theory, algorithms, and applied aspects of computer science. The degree prepares students for employment in government and industry and for doctoral programs in computer science.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in algorithmic design, analysis, and complexity.
Objective 2
Graduates will demonstrate the capability for conducting research.
Objective 3
Graduates will demonstrate a depth of knowledge in two specialty areas.
Master of Science in Engineering
This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced education with a concentration in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial or mechanical engineering.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in their concentration area of engineering and general engineering principles.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of organizing and conducting advanced study and theoretical or applied research.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management
The engineering & technology management program is a practice - oriented (non-thesis) masters degree and focuses on managing technology and engineering functions.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
The Masters program addresses the need for an advanced degree.
Objective 2
The faculty and staff are responsive to the needs of the students in the program.
Objective 3
The facilities and resources of the Technology Transfer Center as adequately addressing the needs of the program.
Master of Science in Mathematics
This degree offers in-depth studies in algebra, analysis, differential equations, probability and statistics, applied mathematics, and computational mathematics.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Students will demonstrate skill in problem solving, abstract thinking, and proving theorems.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of organizing and conducting advanced study and theoretical or applied research.
Master of Science in Microsystems Engineering
This one-year "professional track" in MS in Microsystems Engineering leads to a graduate degree that will: (a) provide broad exposure to microsystems and nanosystems engineering principles, (b) provide hands-on laboratory experience in microfabrication and microelectronics, and (c) prepare you for the PhD/ENGR degree by allowing you to complete several required courses while earning the MS degree.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in microsystems engineering principles and techniques.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of applying the principles of microsystems engineering for the design, fabrication, and testing of microsystems.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Master of Science in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology
This is a highly interdisciplinary degree program, with active participation from biological sciences, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering and physics. Flexible curricular requirements allow students to undertake advanced study in an area closely related to their undergraduate major, thus strengthening their command of it, or to switch to a new area, thereby stimulating new ways of approaching and solving scientific problems.
Careers
To prepare graduate students for the next generation of careers in science and technology by offering a unique, flexible, and highly marketable graduate degree.
Enhance
To enhance interdisciplinary applied research at Louisiana Tech University in micromanufacturing and nanotechnology, including molecular biology and protein engineering.
PhD Preparation
To prepare graduate students for interdisciplinary or traditional PhD programs in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Materials Science, Molecular Biology, and Physics which emphasize research at the intersections of one or more of the traditional disciplines.
Train
To train graduate students in experimental, theoretical, and computational aspects of research in molecular biology, chemistry, and physics, particularly where these disciplines intersect.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in advanced concepts in molecular sciences and nanotechnology.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of organizing and conducting advanced study and theoretical or applied research.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering
This program focuses on advanced engineering principles and their applications in medicine and biology.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in biomedical engineering principles.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of conducting high quality research.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Ph.D. in Computational Analysis and Modeling
The Ph.D. program in Computational Analysis and Modeling (CAM) is an interdisciplinary doctoral degree program administered by the Graduate School,with participation from the College of Engineering and Science and the College of Applied and Natural Sciences. The program is intended to produce professionals, who have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of mathematical modeling, and have the expertise to implement, analyze and evaluate such models using state of the art computing environments and advanced visual data analysis techniques.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in advanced computational, mathematics, and modeling principles.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of conducting high quality research.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Ph.D. in Engineering
The Ph.D. in Engineering is an interdisciplinary degree with a strong research emphasis. The program prepares candidates for both academic and industry careers. Students must choose research projects for their dissertation in one of the following thematic areas: Micro/Nanotechnology and Micro/Nanoelectronics, Materials and Construction Systems, or Engineering Physics.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in engineering principles.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of conducting high quality research.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Trenchless Technology Center
The Trenchless Technology Center at the Louisiana Tech University is a university/industry cooperative research center. Our mission is to advance trenchless technology by serving as an independent source of knowledge, research and education.
Goal I
To be the premier national resource center for the design, engineering, construction and maintenance of underground utilities utilizing trenchless technology.
Goal II
To stimulate, encourage and support innovation in the trenchless technology industry.
Goal III
To be the place that private industry and government agencies come to develop ideas into working prototypes.
Goal IV
To offer a unique test facility and access to faculty expertise and technical resources unavailable in one integrated group anywhere else.
Goal V
To be the place that cities turn to for research and education support in using trenchless technology.
Program Objectives
Objective I
To have a hands-on educational facility coupled with a distance learning program that will allow engineers, operators, inspectors and others to learn how to create successful trenchless projects.
Objective II
To be a knowledge base for problems, solutions, technology and market information related to trenchless technology.