Academic Unit (AU) and Graduate Attribute (GA) information for required courses and technical electives
AU and GA data for each program is listed below,
Graduate Attributes (GA) and Performance Indicators (PI)
("_____ graduates from UWaterloo should be able to…")
1a. Demonstrate understanding of concepts in mathematics
1b. Demonstrate understanding of concepts in natural science
1c. Demonstrate understanding of engineering fundamentals1d. Demonstrate understanding of specialized engineering knowledge
2a. Formulate a problem statement
2b. Develop models to solve engineering problems including identifying approximations, assumptions and constraints2c. Critically evaluate solutions of engineering problems1
3a. Design2 experiments to investigate complex engineering problems
3b. Gather information from relevant sources3 to address complex engineering problems
3c. Synthesize information from multiple sources to reach to reach valid conclusions
4a. Define design requirements and specifications for complex, open-ended engineering problems5
4b. Critically evaluate and compare design choices
4c. Generate and refine potential solutions to complex, open-ended design problems
|Use of Engineering Tools||
5a. Select appropriate engineering tools6, considering their limitations
5b. Modify and/or create appropriate engineering tools, identifying their limitations
5c. Use engineering tools appropriately
|Individual and Team Work||
6a. Contribute as an active team member or leader to complete individual tasks
6b. Collaborate with others to complete tasks effectively as a team
7a. Orally present information within the profession and to society at large
7b. Communicate in a written format within the profession and to society at large
7c. Interpret information, including instructions
8a. Articulate the roles and responsibilities of the professional engineer in society with reference to the protection of the public and its interest
8b. Describe the importance of codes, standards, best practices, laws, and regulations within engineering.
|Impact of Engineering||
9a. Identify the relevance of and uncertainty associated with the different aspects (social, cultural, economic, health, safety, legal, environmental), of an engineering project.
9b. Analyze the social, health, safety, and environmental aspects of an engineering project, incorporating sustainability considerations in making decisions.
|Ethics & Equity||
10a. Identify ethical and unethical behavior in professional situations
10b. Identify how an engineer is accountable to multiple stakeholders in engineering practice.
10c. Identify equitable and inequitable situations or behaviors
|Economics & Project Management||
11a. Apply project management techniques in engineering projects, with attention to risk and change.
11b. Perform economic analysis of engineering projects with attention to uncertainty and limitations.
12a. Identify gaps in their knowledge, skills and abilities
12b. Obtain and evaluate information or training from appropriate sources
12c. Reflect on the use of information or training received
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