Mathematics – Student Outcomes

1. Problem Solving

Identify, formulate and solve science and technical problems properly applying the knowledge of mathematics and science, and technical topics relevant to basic and applied Mathematics.

Criteria
Identify and diagnose problems and prioritize them according to their impact and relevance.
Propose and compare adequate and realizable solutions.
Evaluates and select the proper solution with sustainability and economic rationality criteria.
Correctly apply the concepts and methods of mathematics and sciences for the formulation, description and solution of problems.
Operate and use equipment, instruments and software required for Mathematics practice.


2. Design

Formulate and design a system, process, procedure, program or component satisfying requirements and needs, as well as given technical, economic, social and legal constraints.

Criteria
Interpret requirements and needs and translate them into the formulation of a Mathematics design project.
Formulate and analyze the specifications of a design project considering technical variables, as well as realistic economical, social, legal and environmental restrictions.
Propose and evaluate solution alternatives to select the most adequate satisfying requirements and constraints.
Make use of applicable methods, techniques, norms and standards.
Present and describe the solution through specifications, maps, graphs, drawings, diagrams and virtual simulations.

3. Experimentation and Testing

Conceive and conduct experiments, validate hypothesis, analyze data and interpret results, and apply scientific judgment to draw conclusions.

Criteria
Determine objectives and restrictions of the experiment or test to be performed.
Determine the required equipment, tools and software applications according to the experiment or test to be done.
Discriminate the relevant variables of an experiment, relating, measuring and quantifying them, and determining their tolerances.
Analyze and process data and results using proper concepts, statistical method and criteria.
Draw coherent and logical conclusions with scientific criteria.
Use the scientific method for developing experiments, and research projects.

4. Communication

Communicate clearly and effectively in oral, written and graphical formats, interacting with different types of audiences.

Criteria
Express their ideas clearly and concisely using the adequate technological support.
Elaborate clear and precise technical documentation using norms, symbology and terminology proper of the application field.
Adjust their speech according to the type of audience for getting a proper understanding and interpretation.
Read technical documentation in English.

5.a Ethics and Responsibility

Evaluate their decisions and actions from a moral perspective and assume responsibility for the executed projects.

Criteria
Anticipate the implications of their decisions as well as the results of their actions and projects.
Appraise the punctual and responsible fulfillment of their personal and professional duties.
Take into consideration community interests and the social benefit.
Respect intellectual property and recognizes the authorship of other people works and projects.
Know and act according to the professional code of ethics.

5.b Science Impact

Understand the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions on people, society and environment in local and global contexts.

Criteria
Recognize the role of Mathematics in the progress of society and the wellbeing of people.
Identify and appraise the economic and social benefits of Mathematics works and methods.
Recognize the importance of Mathematics for the creation and innovation of products and processes.
Understand the role of Mathematics in risk prevention and disaster mitigation.

6.a Teamworking

Appraise the importance of teamworking and participate actively and effectively in multidisciplinary teams.

Criteria
Can perform as leader or active member of a working team effectively participating to achieve the proposed goals and results.
Propose and accepts ideas conducting to the achievement of objectives and results.
Appraise the differences of opinion, is tolerant and respect agreements.

6.b Project Fulfillment

Complete and fulfill technical and/or scientific projects in risk and uncertain conditions.

Criteria
Formulate the objectives and restrictions of a project and propose strategies for implementation.
Identify the required to complete a project and ensure their availability.
Determine the scope of a project, its activities and priorities, and propose execution plans to meet deadlines.
Identify the risks and uncertainties affecting a project and propose actions to avoid their effects on the project development.

7. Environmental Awareness

Take into account the importance of preserving and improving the environment in the development of their personal and professional activities.

Criteria
Promote the use of materials, technologies and processes that are environmentally adequate.
Make a rational use of natural resources understanding their importance in the life of people and society.
Participates in activities and campaigns for environment and ecosystems conservation and improvement.
Promote the sustainable development in their professional activities and apply norms of environmental management.