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:

Engineering core (Engineering majors only)
EGR 120 Computer Graphics and CAD
EGR 141 Computer Problem Solving in Engineering and Computer Science
EGR 240 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
EGR 250 Introduction to Thermal Engineering
EGR 260 Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering
EGR 280 Design and Analysis of Electromechanical Systems

Computer science core courses (Computer Science majors only)
EGR 141 Computer Problem Solving in Engineering and Computer Science
EGR 240 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
CSE 230 Object-Oriented Computing I
CSE 231 Object-Oriented Computing II
CSE 280 Sophomore Project
CSE 364 Computer Organization

Information Technology core courses (Information Technology majors only)
CIT 130 Introduction to Computer Programming
CIT 220 Spreadsheet Programming and Reporting
CIT 230 Object-Oriented Computing I
CIT 247 Introduction to Computer Networks
CIT 251 Web Programming

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:

Computer Engineering: CSE 230 Object-Oriented Computing I, CSE 231 Object-Oriented Computing II, CSE 247 Introduction to Computer Networks, CSE 364 Computer Organization, ECE 316 Circuits and Systems, ECE 327 Electronic Circuits and Devices, ECE 378 Digital Logic and Microprocessor Design, ECE 470 Microprocessor-based System Design

Computer Science:CSE 335 Programming Languages, CSE 337 Software Engineering and Practice, CSE 343 Theory of Computation, CSE 345 Database Design and Implementation, CSE 361 Design and Analysis of Algorithms, CSE 402 Social Implications of Computers, CSE 450 Operating Systems

Electrical Engineering: ECE 316 Circuits and Systems, ECE 327 Electronic Circuits and Devices, ECE 335 Signals and Systems, ECE 345 Electric and Magnetic Fields, ECE 351 Electromechanical Energy Conversion, ECE 378 Digital Logic and Microprocessor Design, ECE 384 Electronic Materials and Devices, ECE 431 Automatic Control Systems, ECE 437 Communication Systems

Information Technology: CIT 222 Interactive Multimedia Technology, CIT 248 Computer Systems, CIT 280 Sophomore Project, CIT 337 Software Engineering and Practice, CIT 345 Database Design and Implementation, CIT 350 Human Computer Interaction, CIT 352 System Analysis, CIT 402 Professional Practice

Industrial and Systems Engineering: ISE 318 Engineering Statistics and Economic Analysis, ISE 330 Engineering Operations Research, ISE 341 Work Methods and Ergonomics, ISE 469 Computer Simulation of Discrete Event Systems, ISE 480 E-Commerce and ERP, ISE 483 Production Systems and Workflow Analysis, ISE 485 Statistical Quality Analysis, ISE 487 Foundations of Systems Engineering, ISE 484 Flexible and Lean Manufacturing Systems

Mechanical Engineering: ME 308 Computer Aided Design, ME 322 Engineering Mechanics, ME 331 Introduction to Fluid and Thermal Energy Transport, ME 361 Mechanics of Materials, ME 372 Properties of Materials, ME 421 Vibrations and Controls, ME 486 Mechanical Systems Design, ME 456 Energy Systems Analysis and Design or ME 482 Fluid and Thermal Systems Design

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:


Student Outcomes

Please rate the following statements:

I have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.


I have the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.


I have the 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.


I have the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.


I have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.


I have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.


I have the ability to communicate effectively.


I have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.


I have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.


I have a knowledge of contemporary issues.


I have the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Comments:


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 career.