Economics and Engineering (CMC)
The Economics and Engineering program allows students interested in a liberal arts education, together with a demanding curriculum in both economics and engineering, to earn two undergraduate degrees within five years. This is commonly called a “3+2 program.” Students in the Economics and Engineering (E&E) program study at CMC for the first three years, completing general education and E&E major requirements toward the Bachelor of Arts degree, then transfer to a regionally accredited school of engineering to complete a Bachelor of Science degree.
Keck Science Common Learning Outcomes
Students completing a major in the Keck Science Department should demonstrate the ability to:
- Use foundational principles to analyze problems in nature.
- Develop hypotheses and test them using quantitative techniques.
- Articulate applications of science in the modern world.
- Effectively communicate scientific concepts both verbally and in writing.
Student Learning Outcomes
A. When confronted with an unfamiliar physical system, our students should be able to:
- Develop a framework for understanding the system by identifying the key physical principles underlying the system.
- Translate the conceptual framework into an appropriate mathematical format.
- (a) If the equations are analytically tractable, carry out the analysis of the problem to completion.
(b) If equations are not tractable, develop a computer code and/or use standard software to numerically simulate the model system
- Analyze and assess the reasonableness of the answers obtained.
- Communicate their findings either verbally and/or via written expression.
B. 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.