University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

 

Mission and vision

 

The departmental mission

 

  1. 1. To offer an education of the highest quality in the fields of nuclear engineering, engineering physics, mechanics, and astronautics to undergraduate students from primarily Wisconsin and to graduate students from the state, nation, and world. This includes providing instruction in these subjects to students in other majors as a service to the College, as well as to our own majors.

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  3. 2. To perform fundamental and applied research in the fields of nuclear engineering, engineering physics and mechanics for the benefit of mankind.

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  5. 3. To perform public service for industries and government programs that require or depend upon nuclear engineering, engineering physics, mechanics, and astronautics.

 

The departmental vision

 

  1. 1. High quality undergraduate and graduate programs in nuclear engineering, engineering physics, mechanics, and astronautics that attract outstanding students. The goal is to reach an enrollment of 200 undergraduate students and 90 graduate students.

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  3. 2. Faculty engaged in significant, forefront research in these fields and involved in innovative engineering education, especially at the undergraduate level. The goal is to reach a research funding level of $8.0 million.

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  5. 3. Critical mass of faculty in each field to sustain the high quality undergraduate and graduate programs. The goal is to reach a faculty size of 16-17 FTEs, compared with our present 15.2, as of Sept. 1998.

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  7. 4. A continuously evolving department maintaining strong internal connections between nuclear engineering, engineering mechanics, astronautics, and engineering physics.

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  9. 5. An engineering physics undergraduate program established and strongly connected to the nuclear engineering and engineering mechanics and astronautics programs and allowing a wide range of options for students.

Adopted Sept. 1998.