Management Engineering

Management Engineering is a five-year program, offered in conjunction with other institutions, that 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

When confronted with an unfamiliar physical system, our students should be able to:

  • 1. Develop a framework for understanding the system by identifying the key physical principles underlying the system.
  • 2. Translate the conceptual framework into an appropriate mathematical format.
  • 3. (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.
  • 4. Analyze and assess the reasonableness of the answers obtained.
  • 5. Communicate their findings either verbally and/or via written expression.

In a laboratory setting, students should be able to:

  • 1. Demonstrate a working familiarity with standard laboratory equipment.
  • 2. Identify and appropriately address the sources of error in their experiment.
  • 3. Have proficiency with standard methods of data analysis.

Learn more about the Management Engineering major at the Keck Science Department Website.