What Will You Do?
Program educational objectives (or PEOs) are broad statements that describe what we expect graduates of AU's Ceramic Engineering program to attain 3-5 years after graduation. PEOs are reviewed and revised regularly to ensure that the program educational objectives are relevant to the needs of today's employers.
Program Educational Objectives
During the first few years after graduation:
- Function as engineers in the field of ceramics or material science, serving the ceramic and related industries and academia, with the tools necessary to sustain a long and productive career in the field. Some our graduates will be working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams, and move into positions of increased technical skill requirements and managerial responsibilities.
- Are innovators in the field of ceramic engineering, and related materials fields, and bring their background and hands-on experience to problem solving and the development of efficient and sustainable manufacturing practices.
- Appropriately treat, evaluate, and interpret data generated in manufacturing processes (such as process control and loss data) or from experimental results, through statistical analysis, data presentation, etc., for the purposes of understanding trends, making predictions, and communicating effectively in the workplace.
- Bring expertise and management skills to their careers in industry or academia and relate science and technology to a wide range of technical fields, for the improvement of the quality of life.
Program Outcomes (Student Learning Outcomes)
Graduates of the Ceramic Engineering program at Alfred University will have:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- 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.
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Within the past few years, graduates have obtained jobs as:
- Research Scientist – Excelerant Ceramics
- Research Engineer – Blasch Precision Ceramics
- Sr. Materials Engineer MTE – Corning, Inc.
- Material Scientist – GE Global Research
- Director of Global Networks- Equinix
- Development Engineer - Vesuvius
- McDanel Ceramics – Process Engineer
- New Product Innovation Engineer – PCC Airfoils
- Assistant Researcher – Oak Ridge National Labs
- Product Engineer – Saint-Gobain Abrasives
- Senior Design Development – Osram Sylvania, Inc.
- Site Ceramic Engineer – Swindell-Dressler at Corning, Inc
- Ceramic Engineer – GE Global Research, Kohler Co.
- Application Engineer- Ferro Corp.
- Engineer – The Boeing Company
- Construction Supervisor – Zampell Refractories
- Ceramic Engineer: Glaze & New Product Development – Kohler Co.