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BS INE

Overview: 

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

1. Technical Proficiency: Graduates integrate mathematics, physics, engineering science, operations research, applied probability and statistics, manufacturing technology, production planning, and computer simulation to model and analyze entire systems that are composed of their individual components, subsystems, and processes.
2. Professional Growth: Graduates develop and exercise their capabilities for life‐long learning as a means to enhance their technical and social skills.
3. Management Skills: Graduates develop and refine their management, communications, and professional skills to increase their effectiveness as team members and team leaders.

 

Process for Review of the Program Educational Objectives

The above figure (the feedback loop on the left-hand side) depicts a systematic approach that we have been taking to review and update the PEOs.
 
Expected Learning Outcomes: 
Student Outcomes
 
(a) ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) ability to design system, component, or process to meet needs within realistic constraints
(d) ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) ability to communicate effectively
(h) broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions
(i) recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
(INE-1) The curriculum must prepare graduates to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The curriculum must include in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.
 
 
Relationship of Student Outcomes to Program Educational Objectives
 
Assessment Activities: 
 

Mapping between Student Outcomes and Courses Providing Metrics

 

Metrics for Outcome (a)

Outcome (a) – An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

Measure

Standard/Threshold

SIE 270 - Mid-term & Final Examinations

75% of the students must score average of 70% or higher on both exams

SIE 321 - Homework #11 (Direct Measurement)

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE 321 - Midterm Exam #1 (Direct Measurement)

75% of the students must score 70% or higher

SIE 340 - Semester Project (Direct Measurement)

75% of the students must score 75% or higher

ENGR 498A/B - Final Reports at the end of each semester: CDR report

90% of the class receives 80% or more

ENGR 498A/B - Final Reports at the end of each semester: Final spring report

90% of the class receives 80% or more

SIE Senior Exit Survey

75% of the students must respond 4 (Agree) or higher

 

Metrics for Outcome (b)

Outcome (b) – An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

Measure

Standard/Threshold

SIE 250 - Homework Assignment #3 - System Modeling (Direct Measurement)

75% of the students must score 75% or higher  

SIE 265 - Project Report Description - Project 9 score

75% of the students must score 70% or higher

SIE 305 - Homework Assignment #10

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE 330R - Exam Questions

75% of the students must score 70% or higher on every exam

SIE 330R - Course Project

75% of the students must score 75% or higher on the project

SIE 431 - Semester project on simulation model development, experimenting with simulation, and analysis (Team)

75% of the students must score 70% or higher

ENGR 498A/B - Presentation and final report for spring semester containing completed test report: Final Spring Review

90% of the students must score 80% or more

ENGR 498A/B - Presentation and final report for spring semester containing completed test report: Final Spring Report

90% of the students must score 80% or more

SIE Senior Exit Survey

75% of the students must respond 4 (Agree) or higher

 

Metrics for Outcome (c)

Outcome (c) – An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic

Measure

Standard/Threshold

SIE 250 - Semester Design Project (Team) (Direct Measurement)

75% of the students must score 70% or higher

SIE 277 - Semester Design Project (Team)

75% of the students must score 70% or higher

SIE 462 - Industry based operations project

75% of the students must score 85% or higher

ENGR 498A/B - Presentation and memo reviewing requirements in early fall semester: SRR memo

90% of the students must receive 80%

ENGR 498A/B - CDR report showing that the final design meets requirements: CDR final report

90% of the students must receive 80%

ENGR 498A/B - Presentation and memo reviewing requirements in early fall semester: SRR review

90% of the students must receive 80%

SIE Senior Exit Survey

75% of the students must respond 4 (Agree) or higher

 

Metrics for Outcome (d)

Outcome (d) – An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

Measure

Standard/Threshold

SIE 250 - Peer evaluated average participation on semester design project

75% of the students must score 80% or higher participation

ENGR 498A/B - Team peer reviews

98% of individual students receive participations grades of 80% or better

SIE Senior Exit Survey

75% of the students must respond 4 (Agree) or higher

 

Metrics for Outcome (e)

Outcome (e) – An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

Measure

Standard/Threshold

SIE 321 - Quiz #2 (Direct Measurement)

75% of the students must score 70% or higher  

SIE 321 - Homework Assignment #4 (Direct Measurement)

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE 330R - Exam Questions

75% of the students must score 70% or higher on every exam

SIE 330R - Course Project

75% of the students must score 75% or higher on the project

SIE 340 - Questions in Midterm Exam 1

75% of the students must score 75% or higher

SIE 377 - Final Exam Questions

75% of the students must score 85% or higher

SIE 410A - Team Report

75% of individuals & teams must score 80% or higher

SIE 462 -Final Exam Score

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE Senior Exit Survey

75% of the students must respond 4 (Agree) or higher

 

Metrics for Outcome (f)

Outcome (f) – An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

Measure

Standard/Threshold

SIE 295S - (2016) Class Average on Ethics Quiz

Post-Lecture Quiz must be 20% Greater than Pre-Lecture Quiz

SIE 295S - (2010-2015) Total Score for Semester Critiques

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE Senior Exit Survey

75% of the students must respond 4 (Agree) or higher

 

Metrics for Outcome (g)

Outcome (g) – An ability to communicate effectively

Measure

Standard/Threshold

ENGR 498A/B - Multiple formal presentations over the two semesters: written deliverables for SRR memo, final CDR report, final spring report

90% of students receive 80% or better average grade on written deliverables

ENGR 498A/B - Multiple formal presentations over the two semesters: Presentations

90% of students receive 80% or better average grade for presentations

SIE Senior Exit Survey

75% of the students must respond 4 (Agree) or higher

 

Metrics for Outcome (h)

 

Outcome (h) – The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

Measure

Standard/Threshold

SIE 295S - Total Score for Semester Critiques

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE Senior Exit Survey

75% of the students must respond 4 (Agree) or higher

 

Metrics for Outcome (i)

Outcome (i) – A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

Measure

Standard/Threshold

SIE 295S - Average of Plan of Study score and Critique from Education Planning Lecture

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE Senior Exit Survey

75% of the students must respond 4 (Agree) or higher

 

Metrics for Outcome (j)

Outcome (j) – A knowledge of contemporary issues

Measure

Standard/Threshold

SIE 295S - Average of Attendance (Speakers) and Critiques

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE Senior Exit Survey

75% of the students must respond 4 (Agree) or higher

 

Metrics for Outcome (k)

Outcome (k) – An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Measure

Standard/Threshold

SIE 265 - Projects Description: Project 9 score

75% of the students must score 70% or higher

SIE 250 - Homework Assignment #4 - Optimal System Design

75% of the students must score 75% or higher

SIE 270 - Computer Program Assignment: Homework 1-6

75% of the students must score average of  70% or higher on all homework

SIE 277 - Semester Design Project (Team)

75% of the students must score 70% or higher

SIE 340 - Homework Assignment #7 Transportation shipment and shortest path problems

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE 340 - Homework Assignment #11

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE 370 - Final Exam/Project Report

75% of the students must score 75% average on exam and project

SIE 370 - Lab Final Project Report - High Level Language Controller

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE 377 - Semester Design Project

75% of the students must score 85% or higher

SIE 383 - Lab Project - CAD (3D) drawing using SolidWorks

75% of the students must score a 85% or higher

SIE 410A - Team Project

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE 431 - Last (most advanced) Assignment on Arena Modeling

75% of the students must score 70% or higher

ENGR 498A/B - Final report for spring

90% of the students must score 80% or more

ENGR 498A/B - Industry Judges Evaluations on Design Day

90% of the students must score 80% or more

SIE Senior Exit Survey

75% of the students must respond 4 (Agree) or higher

 

Metrics for Outcome (INE-1)

Industrial Engineering Unique Outcome

INE-1. Curriculum - Graduates are able to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy. The curriculum must include in-depth instruction to accomplish the integration of systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.

Measure

Standard/Threshold

SIE 410A - Team Project

75% of the students must score 80% or higher

SIE 462 - Industry based operational team project

75% of the students must score 90% or higher

 

Assessment Findings: 
Our assessment data has been collected at the end of each semester (the latest one was Spring 2017), and the findings from assessments were discussed in our annual faculty retreat on August 19, 2017.  The assessment findings and suggested changes can be found at 1_INE_August_2017.pdf.  Our assessment data will continue to be collected at the end of each semester, and the findings from assessments will be discussed in our annual faculty retreat (our next one is scheduled in Aug. 2018).
 
Below are the assessment findings and suggested changes from previous years (2012~2014, 2014~2016).

Figure 1: Normalized Scores for Student Outcomes for Fall 2014~Spring 2016

Figure 1 shows that all student outcomes ((a)~(k) and INE-1) satisfied the program outcome goals (reaching the normalized score 1), so no particular changes are suggested.

 

Figure 2: Normalized Scores for Student Outcomes for Fall 2012~Spring 2014

Figure 2 provides the summary of the normalized scores for the student outcomes from our previous analysis (Fall 2012~Spring 2014), where all student outcomes ((a)~(k) and (INE-1)) had satisfied the program outcome goals. As the normalized score for Outcome (b) was rather close to 1 (still satisfying the goal), more detailed evaluations were conducted.

Early evaluation of the Outcome (b) metric for SIE 265 showed a low average score of 46% (see Table 1).

Table 1. Academic Year 2013~2014 SIE 265 Outcome (b) Metric Scores

Semester

Outcome (b) Metric

Fall 2013

38%

Spring 2014

54%

Average

46%

 

The SIE 265 class project consists of nine parts that incrementally builds a financial analysis to determine the economic feasibility of introducing a new product and then finally to determine if financially the product should be developed in house or outsourced. The metric looks at the score for the final project (Project 9) but the success of the final project is dependent on the success of the previous eight projects (Project 1 through Project 8).

An analysis was initiated to determine the root cause for the low scores on the SIE 265 Outcome (b) metric. Following the root cause analysis corrective actions were defined in an attempt to improve the scores. There were three corrective actions initiated as a result of the analysis. Table 2 summarizes the root cause analysis and corrective actions.

Table 2. Root Cause and Correction Action Summary for SIE 265 Outcome (b)

Root Cause

Corrective Action

Insufficient explanation on how to link multiple worksheets in Excel® and how to make variables flexible to accept changes as the analysis progresses

Improved explanation and examples for Excel® early in the semester as Projects 1 through 3 are executed.

Insufficient understanding of Project requirements as the financial analysis develops

Improved the description of the requirements for the intermediate Projects (4 through 7)

Lack of understanding of the financial metrics used to complete the financial trades in Project 8 and Project 9

Improved the discussion of the financial metrics and added intermediate homework assignments to improve understanding of the metrics

 

A summary of the SIE 265 Outcome (b) metric scores after corrective actions were initiated is shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Academic Years 2014~2015 and 2015~2016 SIE 265 Outcome (b) Metric Scores

Semester

Outcome (b) Metric

Fall 2014

84%

Spring 2015

73%

Fall 2015

79%

Spring 2016

80%

Average

79%

 

As a result of the corrective actions the average metric score for Academic Years 2014~2015 and 2015~2016 is 79%, a 33% increase over the average metric score from Academic Year 2013~2014. The metric will continue to be monitored and additional corrective actions will be initiated as necessary.

Updated date: Sun, 08/27/2017 - 21:43