What Will You Do?
Program educational objectives (or PEOs) are broad statements that describe what we expect graduates of AU's glass engineering science 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, graduates will be:
- Materials engineers with a specialized knowledge of the vitreous state, its science, engineering and manufacture and will be employed either in the public or private sector or will be pursuing an advanced degree.
- Diverse individuals who both understand the principles and can undertake the practice of engineering materials, particularly glass, to meet the needs of the population.
- Able to operate as effective engineers or managers in both glass and other related industries or academia, as scientists, engineers and teachers, continuously learning as they do so.
What will you learn if you major in glass engineering science?
Program outcomes are the knowledge, skills, and abilities that we expect graduates of the program to attain at the time of graduation.
Program Outcomes (Student Learning Outcomes)
Graduates of the Glass Engineering-Science 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:
- Process Engineer – Amcor Packaging – Glass Tubing Americas
- Material Process Engineer – Ioxus
- Process Engineer – Saint Gobain SEFPRO
- Materials Engineer – US Resistors Inc.
- Process Engineer – Knauf Insulation
- Senior Development Engineer – Unifrax LLC
- Technician III – Adecco Technical at Corning Inc.
- Development Engineer – Greatbatch Medical
- Engineer – Kopp Glass, Inc.
- Management Leadership Development Program – Saint Gobain Containers, Inc.
- Process Engineer – World Kitchen
- Engineer – Aloca Inc. Howmet Corp.
- Metallurgy Technician – Corning Inc