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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2014-15 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management Engineering Major


Requirements for the Major


Learning Outcomes for the Program in Management Engineering

  1. When confronted with an unfamiliar physical system, our students should be able to:
    1. If the equations are analytically tractable, carry out the analysis of the problem to completion.
    2. If equations are not tractable, develop a computer code and/or use standard software numerically simulates the model system.
      • Analyze and assess the reasonableness of the answers obtained.
      • Communicate their findings either verbally and/or via written expression.
      • In a laboratory setting, students should be able to:
      • Demonstrate a working familiarity with standard laboratory equipment.
      • Identify and appropriately address the sources of error in their experiment.
      • Have proficiency with standard methods of data analysis.
  2. In a laboratory setting, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a working familiarity with standard laboratory equipment.
  • Identify and appropriately address the sources of error in their experiment.
  • Have proficiency with standard methods of data analysis.
     

Courses required for the Management Engineering major:

A five-year program, offered in conjunction with other institutions, allows students to receive both a Bachelor of Arts degree in management engineering from Pitzer and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the second institution. The first three years of study are undertaken on the Pitzer campus. After this, students enroll in the engineering programs at other institutions. Upon completion of the two-year engineering program, graduates simultaneously receive an engineering degree from the second institution and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pitzer. Although a formal program exists with Columbia University, students can transfer to other engineering programs. It is essential for students to plan courses carefully and early in the program. Details of specific course requirements, recommendations and general program expectations may be obtained from J. Higdon or other members of the Keck Science faculty.