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The Path to Becoming a World-Class Engineer …

… begins with undergraduate study and requires a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.

World-Class Engineers are:

SOLIDLY GROUNDED

World-Class Engineers are solidly grounded in fundamentals of their discipline and are committed to lifelong learning.

TECHNICALLY BROAD

World-Class Engineers are conversant in multiple technical disciplines. They design solutions that span business functions such as finance, marketing, legal, and manufacturing.

GLOBALLY ENGAGED

World-Class Engineers understand the worldwide nature of their profession and are sensitive to the speed required to keep pace in geographically and culturally diverse environments.

ETHICAL

World-Class Engineers uphold the highest ethical standards. They readily identify, and carefully address, ethical issues that arise in their professional lives.

INNOVATIVE

World-Class Engineers develop precise definitions of complex problems and formulate sustainable solutions by thinking creatively across technical, business, social, and environmental dimensions.

EXCELLENT COLLABORATORS

World-Class Engineers seek optimal outcomes through collaboration and honor intellectual property rights of all partners. They work effectively within co-located and geographically dispersed teams.

VISIONARY LEADERS

World-Class Engineers are courageous, customer-oriented leaders who develop visions that deliver successful results.