Senior Exit Questionnaire

The School of Engineering and Computer Science would like your assistance as you near the end of your degree program. Your thoughtful evaluation of your undergraduate experiences will help us review the structure, content and presentation of the program.

This questionnaire spans all of the required program components as well as some ancillary considerations. In addition, there are ample opportunities for comments. These comments are especially important to us, so please take the time to provide specific commentary.

Louay Chamra, Dean


Note: We ask you for your name and email address in order to develop a database of alumni for future surveys. Your responses are not stored with your name or email address and they cannot be associated with them when the data are analyzed.
First name:  Last name:
Email address:
Program of Study:


General Education

Rate how well the courses you took to satisfy Oakland University´s General Education requirements enhanced your understanding and appreciation of that aspect of human experience:
Arts:
Literature:
Language:
Western civilization:
International studies:

Rate how well the study of ethnic diversity in the General Education portion of your program increased your understanding of the role ethnicity plays in human interaction:

Rate how well the study of economics gave you relevant insight to the practice of engineering:

Comments about the General Education component:


Mathematics and Science

The next several questions deal with the introductory mathematics and science courses you took as prerequisites to your engineering studies.

Where did you take your mathematics courses?

If you took any mathematics courses at another institution, which school?

If you took mathematics at OU, rate the course(s) in preparing you for your engineering studies?

Rate how well the physics course(s) you took provided you a knowledge base that was helpful in your subsequent engineering studies:

Rate how well the chemistry course(s) you took provided you a knowledge base that was helpful in your subsequent engineering studies:

Comments about Mathematics and Science requirements:


Core Courses

The purpose of the core courses is to provide a broad base of topics required for higher-level study. Rate how well the following courses provided you with a broad base of knowledge and how well they improved your analytical skills:

Knowledge BaseAnalytical Skills

Comments about the core courses. Please list courses that were the most beneficial or the least beneficial to developing your knowledge base or analytical skills.:


Professional Courses

The objectives of the following professional courses are to provide a solid understanding of the principles of computer science or engineering and to develop the ability to apply analysis and design methodologies.

The professional courses in each program are:

Rate how well the required professional courses contributed to your understanding of engineering and your ability to apply analysis and design methodologies:
Principles and theory:
Application and design:

Comments about the required professional courses:


Capstone Senior Design experience

What aspects of your major did your senior design project(s) involve?

Did your senior design project(s) require you to draw from subject areas outside of your major?
If yes, which areas?

Did you feel that your senior design project was "real world" in nature?
Why or why not?

Did your senior design experience make you aware of any gaps in your background?
If yes, what were they?

Comments about your senior design experience:


Ethical Issues

From your observations, what percentage of undergraduate students do you believe cheat on examinations by copying from other students, using unauthorized notes or by pre-programming their calculators?

From your observations, what percentage of engineering students do you believe cheat on laboratory reports by submitting old reports as their own?

Please rate the following statement: The School of Engineering and Computer Science must place more emphasis in the curriculum on ethics.


What steps should the School of Engineering and Computer Science faculty take to minimize cheating? Please be specific.


Advising Services

Please rate the advising services provided during the years before you were granted major standing by the Advising Office:

Please rate the advising services provided by department faculty since you were granted major standing:

If you used the services of the OU Placement Office at any time, please rate how valuable you found the services:

Comments about advising:


Other

If you had any instructors who made those courses especially valuable to you, please name the instructors and briefly indicate what they did to make the courses especially valuable.


What else might OU in general, or the School of Engineering and Computer Science in particular, have done to better prepare you for your career?


Thank you

You have completed the questionnaire! Thank you very much for your feedback; it is deeply appreciated.

We also conduct periodic surveys of randomly selected alumni every few years. If you receive a request to submit an alumni questionnaire, we hope that you will complete it and let us know how your OU preparation has served you as a practicing engineer. Thank you again and good luck in your engineering, computer science or information technology career.