The goals for each of the part-time graduate degree programs offered at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals reflect the rigorous academic standards of Johns Hopkins University.

Applied Biomedical Engineering

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Gain a strong background in medical physiology which will allow them to converse with clinicians.
    1. Apply knowledge of life sciences (biology, physiology and medicine) to biomedical engineering problems.
    2. Understand current developments in biomedical engineering and demonstrate ability to analyze recently published peer-reviewed material.
  2. Be able to apply engineering principles to solve physiological and medical challenges.
    1. Apply knowledge of mathematics to biomedical engineering problems.
    2. Represent biological system via mathematical modeling and computer simulation.
    3. Model the circulation and neurons using electric circuit theory.
    4. Use control theory to analyze homeostasis, such as in the maintenance of blood pressure (and other important variables, such as glucose and salt concentrations, blood volume, muscle stretch).
  3. Be able to use their physiological knowledge and mathematical methods to design laboratory experiments and equipment, and obtain and analyze data.
  4. Within specific focus areas:
    1. Translational Tissue Engineering:
      Be able to list and understand the challenges of using living cells and tissue to repair/replace human cells.
    2. Imaging:
      Be able to analyze the data from various imaging techniques (MRI, ultrasound, X-ray) to develop two-dimensional and 3-D images.
    3. Instrumentation:
      Be able to convert a biological signal into an electrical signal. Students should be able to analyze an electrical signal and explain the corresponding biology (i.e. analyze an ECG to explain an underlying heart defect).

Applied and Computational Mathematics

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Understand basic terms, concepts, and notation of mathematical logic and reasoning.
  2. Understand the distinction between axioms, definitions, and theorems.
  3. Understand and construct proofs of theorems at the level studied in the course.
  4. Solve basic probability problems, including finding properties of distribution functions.
  5. Understand how to determine point and interval estimates in statistics.
  6. Solve for, and interpret, simple regression models.
  7. Employ statistical software confidently for topics addressed in this course.
  8. Learn and use fundamental matrix algebra concepts.
  9. Understand basic notions and limitations of numerical computation (round-off error, stability of algorithms, operation counts).

Applied Physics

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Gain a mastery of mathematical methods (e.g., integral transforms, ODEs, complex analysis, PDEs, and boundary value problems) that are essential to the solution of advanced problems in the fields of applied physics and engineering.
  2. Gain a working knowledge of Maxwell’s Equations and classical electrodynamics, such that static and time-varying fields in free space and media, conservation laws, and gauge invariance can be investigated, and this knowledge employed to solve practical problems.
  3. Establish a firm understanding of the mathematical foundation of quantum mechanics, and the ability to apply these techniques to solve practical problems encountered in careers.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Apply chemical engineering principles to obtain a constraints-based mathematical model from a known biochemical pathway.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the various constraints including regulatory requirements that affect drug development.
  3. Apply chemical engineering knowledge to solve pharmaceutical process problems.
  4. Develop simplified approximations to solve open-ended complex engineering problems in colloid and interfacial science.
  5. Develop proficiency in using mathematical tools and formalism to solve well-defined engineering problems in colloid and interfacial science.

Civil Engineering

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex problems in civil engineering.
  2. Demonstrate an ability apply mathematics, science, and engineering principles.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Computer Science

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the mathematical tools and methods used in analyzing the performance and efficiency of computer algorithms.
  2. Have the ability to determine the correctness of deterministic and non-deterministic algorithms.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of several important data structures useful in scientific programming and sorting/searching (Red-Black trees, B-Trees, Fibonacci Heaps, Disjoint Sets) and their associated creation and maintenance algorithms.
  4. Demonstrate mastery of several important graphs, algorithms, and their associated creation, maintenance, and application strategies.
  5. Demonstrate mastery of several important data structures useful in string search and their associated creation, maintenance, and application algorithms.

Cybersecurity

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in assessing enterprise security risk and formulating technical recommendations in the areas of both hardware and software.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in four major areas of cryptology: Encryption, Hash Functions, Signature Schemes, and Authentication.

Data Science

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Effectively and competitively respond to the growing demand for data scientists.
  2. Balance both the theory and practice of applied mathematics and computer science to analyze and handle large-scale data sets.
  3. Describe and transform information to discover relationships and insights into complex data sets.
  4. Create models using formal techniques and methodologies of abstraction that can be automated to solve real-world problems.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply advanced electrical and computer engineering theory and methods to translate functional system descriptions into component level designs and structures.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments or simulations, as well as analyze and interpret the results.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of advanced mathematical and analytical techniques and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Engineering Management

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to professionally communicate (verbally and written) as a technical leader.
  2. Demonstrate the skills to take on engineering leadership roles with a diverse team of technical professionals as demonstrated by team assignments of two technical case studies.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to develop a corporate strategic technology plan as demonstrated by completing an actual plan as demonstrated in the case studies.

Environmental Engineering

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Apply engineering and management solutions to municipal solid waste problems utilizing knowledge of contemporary technologies for the design and operation of landfills, incinerators, transfer stations, and processing facilities.
  2. Apply the basic principles of water and wastewater treatment to the design of major components of drinking water treatment systems, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and wastewater treatment processes.
  3. Develop knowledge of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.
  4. Evaluate environmental and public health hazards, recommending technologies and approaches to cost effectively eliminate waste and pollution while reducing energy consumption.

Environmental Engineering and Science

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Recognize the principles of continuity, momentum, and energy as applied to fluid motions and apply these concepts (with appropriate assumptions) to solve and analyze practical fluid mechanics problems.
  2. Quantify components of the hydrological cycle in terms of a water balance and apply hydrological concepts and mathematical equations to describe the movement of water within a watershed including groundwater, surface water, and unsaturated zones.
  3. Establish a core understanding in the principles of toxicology, dosimetry, and exposure assessment; demonstrate mastery of the risk assessment process and risk management options; construct and evaluate environmental health risk assessments.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in environmental project management concepts, principles, techniques, and knowledge areas; establish a core understanding of the unique aspects of environmental project management.
  5. Apply knowledge about water science, institutions, decision-making, and financial matters to the investigation and analysis of multi-objective water quantity and quality management needs; apply theoretical principles and knowledge of historical experiences to envision how water resource management policies and activities should evolve in response to regional climatic trends and extreme events that are anticipated to result from global climate change.

Environmental Planning and Management

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of concepts and issues relevant to environmental sustainability and climate change; solve quantitative problems and technical assessments relevant to environmental sustainability, climate change science, and green technologies; critically analyze and review a range of pertinent literature, case studies, and documentaries.
  2. Develop a core understanding of the key components of the major U.S. environmental laws and regulations, and how they affect organizations and individuals; describe responsibilities that managers have under those laws and regulations, and employ techniques to manage organizations, personnel, and external resources to meet such responsibilities.
  3. Construct and/or critique an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for an environmental project; apply tools of economic analysis, including benefit cost analysis to public sector policy or investment in environmental projects.

Financial Mathematics

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Be equipped with the engineering-driven approaches widely used to construct and deploy the financial transactions and processes that, in their context, function as the international financial system and capital markers (i.e., the mechanisms enabling the creation/employment of wealth and for the worldwide distribution of well-being within the constraints and intent of global financial policy).
  2. Be provided with the educational background to pursue increasingly responsible management roles in industry.
  3. Be prepared to enter leadership positions in the financial industry and government where they will use their quantitative skills and creativity to provide innovative solutions and develop new or improved products and services.

Information Systems Engineering

Upon completing the degree program, students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the development processes and components of large-scale information systems.

Materials Science and Engineering

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Understand the basic concepts related to the structure of engineering materials.
  2. Understand the basic thermodynamics and kinetics of engineering materials.
  3. Apply the structure, thermodynamics, and kinetics of materials to the characterization of material properties and to the design of engineering materials.

Mechanical Engineering

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of advanced techniques of analysis and modern tools necessary for the mechanical engineering practice.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to translate practical mechanical engineering problems into a quantitative form amenable, as appropriate, to analytical or numerical solution, or to experimental investigation.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret and apply the information obtained by experiment, computation or analysis, or available in the literature.

Space Systems Engineering

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to develop and design a bench-top spacecraft including solar panel charging system, GPS, and Precision Navigation subsystems.
  2. Design the structural and electrical subsystems of a spacecraft, thermal control, power systems, and communication systems.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the analysis of direct broadcast satellites, VSAT links, and Earth-orbiting and deep space missions.

Systems Engineering

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Apply technical knowledge in mathematics, science, and engineering to lead the realization and evaluation of complex systems and systems of systems.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to conceive of, gather user needs and requirements, design, develop, integrate, and test complex systems by employing systems engineering thinking and processes, within required operational and acquisition system environments.
  3. Understand and utilize the life cycle stages of systems development from concept development through manufacturing and operational maintenance.
  4. Exercise their responsibilities in the management of cost-effective systems product development by leading and participating in interdisciplinary teams.
  5. Be capable of communicating complex concepts and methods in spoken and written format.
  6. Demonstrate awareness and capability in employing tools and techniques in the systems engineering process.

Technical Management

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to develop a technical program plan for an engineering project as demonstrated by a case study completed in the team assignment.
  2. Demonstrate the skills in managing a diverse team of technical professionals as demonstrated by team assignments of two case studies.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to develop a corporate strategic technology plan as demonstrated by completing an actual plan demonstrated in the case studies.