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2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

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Table of Contents

2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Introduction / Message from Associate Director …………..………….………………………………………………3 Executive Summary ………………………………………..……………………………………………………………..4 KSU General Post-Graduation Summary ……………………………………………………………………………..6 Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Results …………………….……8 Department of Civil and Construction Engineering ………………………………………………………………..10 Department of Electrical Engineering …………………….…………………………………………………………..20 Department of Engineering Technology …………………………………………….……………………………….24 Department of Mechanical Engineering ……………......…………………………………………………….………32 Department of Mechatronics Engineering …………......…………………………………………………….………34 Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering ...…………………………………………………………….36 Qualitative Data ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….46

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Introduction

2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Dear Kennesaw State University Faculty, Staff & Administration: Each semester, the KSU Department of Career Planning and Development assesses the postgraduation career status of graduates. The purpose of the survey is to provide the KSU community with a glimpse of the career paths of our students at the time of their graduation. We collect information regarding employment status, graduate school attendance, and experiential education participation. On the following pages, you will find the results for the 2016-2017 graduating class. The college reports are separated by departments and majors for ease of reading. In at least one case, a major that was offered on the former SPSU campus has been combined with the appropriate major on the Kennesaw campus. Also, note that the data collection method changed mid-year—for the Summer and Fall ‘16 graduations, surveys were collected at the day of graduation. For the Spring ‘17 graduation, surveys were collected with the petition to graduate. We hope this information will encourage the KSU community to continue to support the efforts of the Department of Career Planning and Development, as well as assist in providing evidence for learning outcomes as designated by the various accrediting bodies. While this data is not a comprehensive First Destination report, it is a snapshot of the graduating class at the time of graduation or at the time they petition to graduate. Thank you for taking the time to review the attached. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Sincerely,

Lori Trahan, PhD Associate Director Department of Career Planning and Development Kennesaw State University 470-578-6555 ltrahan@kennesaw.edu

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2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Executive Summary of Findings (Overall) 

At KSU, “success” means that our students are able to follow any path they may choose, whether that next step is employment, pursuit of further education, or any other goal they may define for themselves. According to this definition, 74.4% of the 2016-2017 survey respondents are successful.

KSU students reported a 59.6% rate of participation in Experiential Education programs (a decrease of 4.2% from 2015-2016).

Selected Highlights: 

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (84.1%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (76.9%) o College of Business (74.6%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of overall graduates) o College of Business (28.4%) o Graduate College (24.3%) o College of Humanities and Social Science (18.8%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (77.8%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (69.2%) o College of Education (68.6%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Attending a Graduate Program” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o College of Science and Mathematics (27.2%) o College of Humanities and Social Sciences (13.9%) o University College (8.6%)

Highest rates of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education during their studies at KSU (percentage of graduates overall): o College of Humanities and Social Science (28.2%) o College of Business (22.2%) o College of Health and Human Services (16%)

Highest rates of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education during their studies at KSU (percentage of graduates of that college): o College of Health and Human Services (84.6%) o College of Education (65.5%) o College of the Arts (61.5%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (61.5%)

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Executive Summary of Findings (CoEET) Highlights for College of Engineering and Engineering Technology:    

60.9% of graduates were employed at time of graduation 48.6% of graduates were employed in their field of choice at graduation 5.5% of graduates intend to pursue graduate education 59.3% of graduates indicated they had participated in an Experiential Education opportunity

By Major: 

Highest numbers employed at graduation: o Civil Engineering Technology (100%) o Manufacturing Operations (100%) o Master of Science, Applied Engineering (100%) o Supply Chain (100%) o Surveying and Mapping (100%) Highest numbers employed in field of choice at graduation: o Civil Engineering Technology (100%) o Supply Chain (100%) o Surveying and Mapping (100%) Highest numbers pursuing graduate education: o Electrical Engineering (14.6%) o Electrical Engineering Technology (12.5%) o Civil Engineering (5.3%) o Mechanical Engineering (5.3%) Highest participation in Experiential Education: o Civil Engineering Technology (100%) o Surveying and Mapping (100%) o Civil Engineering (89.5%)

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General Results Summary

2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey During the 2016-2017 academic year (Summer 16, Fall 16, & Spring 17 semesters), KSU graduated 5972 students total (including graduate degrees and certificates).

2936 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 2936 / 5972 = 49.2% EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 64% (6.8% increase in the number of students reporting they were employed at graduation from 20152016)

o Employed in field of choice at graduation – 48.3% o Employed but not in field of choice at graduation: 15.7%

 Seeking Employment = 25.3% (10% decrease in the number of students reporting they were seeking employment at graduation from 2015-2016)

 Not Seeking Employment = 0.78% (32% increase in the number of students reporting they were not planning to seek employment at time of graduation from 2015-2016)

 Graduate School = 8.7% (13.9% decrease in the number of students reporting they will be attending or applying to a graduate program from 2015-2016)

o Admitted to a graduate program – 1.6% o Applying to a graduate program – 7.1%

 Other = 0.89%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

34.6

30 20 10 0

7.8

2.8

2.4

7.9 0.58

2.6

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all KSU majors = 59.6%

*This is a 4.2% decrease in the number of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education from 2015-2016.

OVERALL PARTICIPATION ACROSS ALL KSU MAJORS (1749) = 59.6%

Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

75

63.7

66.1

2012-2013

2013-2014

58.3

62.2

59.2

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

50 25 0

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College of Engineering & Engineering Technology General Results Summary

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey (Summer 16, Fall 16, & Spring 17) During the 2016-2017 academic year, COEET graduated 540 students including graduate students). 253 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 253 / 540 = 48.6%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 60.9% (5.3% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 48.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 12.3%

 Seeking Employment = 34.4%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.4%  Attending a Graduate Program = 5.5% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 1.5% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 4.0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

41.1

40 30 20 10 0

4

2.4

1.2

7.1 0

5.2

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚·

Across all COEET majors = 59.3% (3.3% increase from 2015-2016)

*Comparison data for 2012-2014 not available

COEET Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60 40

57.4

59.3

2015-2016

2016-2017

35.5

20 0 2014-2015

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Department of Civil and Construction Engineering CIVIL ENGINEERING Completion Rate: 38 / 60 = 63.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 65.8% (13.3% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 63.2% o Respondents reporting other employment – 2.6%

 Seeking Employment = 26.3%  Not Seeking Employment = 2.6%  Attending a Graduate Program = 5.3% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 5.3% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60

52.6

50 40 30 20 10 0

7.9 0

2.6

0

0

2.6

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

75.9 64

65.8

32

26.3 15.2 4

2014-2015 Employed

9.2

0

Seeking Employment

5.3

0 2015-2016 Graduate School

2.6

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

CE majors (34/38) = 89.5% (18.1% increase from 2015-2016)

Civil Engineering (BS) Experiential Education Participation 89.5

Percentage

100

75.8

80 60

48

40 20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY* Completion Rate: 1 / 5 = 20%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 100% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 100

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0 0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

100

57 43

0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

0

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

Civil Engineering Technology majors (0/1) = 0%

CET Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

100 80 60 40

29

20

0

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING* Completion Rate: 3 / 4 = 75%

Employment status:  Employed = 66.7% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 66.7% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 33.3%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100 80 60 40

33.4

33.3

20 0 0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

75 66.7

33.3 13

13 0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

0

0

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

Construction Engineering majors (2/3) = 66.7% (33.4% increase from 2015-2016)

Construction Engineering Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80

66.7

63 50

60 40 20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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SURVEYING AND MAPPING Completion Rate: 3 / 7 = 42.9%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice –100% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100 80

66.7

60 40

33.3

20 0

0

0

0

0

0

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Employment Status Trend

Percentage

100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

0

0

0

0

2015-2016 Employed

Seeking Employment

100

0

0

2016-2017 Graduate School

Not Seeking Employment / Other

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚·

Surveying & Mapping majors (3/3) = 100%

Surveying and Mapping Experiential Education Participation 100

100

2015-2016

2016-2017

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

*Comparison data from 2012-2015 not available

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MASTER OF SCIENCE, CIVIL ENGINEERING Completion Rate: 1 / 6 = 16.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 0% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 0% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 100%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

100

100

0

0

0

2015-2016 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

0

2016-2017 Graduate School

Not Seeking Employment / Other

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚·

MS, Civil Engineering majors (1/1) = 100%

MS, Civil Engineering Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

100 80 60

50

40 20 0 2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2015 not available

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Department of Electrical Engineering ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Completion Rate: 41 / 85 = 48.2%

Employment status:  Employed = 41.5% (17% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 34% o Respondents reporting other employment – 7.5%

 Seeking Employment = 43.9%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 14.6% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 14.6%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

34

30 20 10 0

0

0

0

0

4.9

2.4

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

43.2

50

45.5

41.5

32 18

11.3 0 2014-2015 Employed

43.9

14.6 0

0

2015-2016

Seeking Employment

Graduate School

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

EE majors (26/41) = 63.4% (26.8% increase from 2015-2016)

EE Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

63.4 43.2

50

40 20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED ENGINEERING* Completion Rate: 4 / 8 = 50%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 75% o Respondents reporting other employment – 25%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0% 

Other = 0%

Percentage

Employed Students 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

75

25 0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

100

100

0

0

0

2015-2016 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

0

2016-2017 Graduate School

Not Seeking Employment / Other

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MSAE majors (1/3) = 33.3%

MSAE Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60 33.3

40 20

0

0 2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2015 not available

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Department of Engineering Technology COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Completion Rate: 9 / 18 = 50%

Employment status:  Employed = 55.5% (12.8% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 11.1% o Respondents reporting other employment – 44.4%

 Seeking Employment = 44.5%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

44.4

40 30 20

11.1

10 0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

67

63.6 55.5

33

0

0

2014-2015 Employed

44.5

36.4

Seeking Employment

0 2015-2016 Graduate School

0

0

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

Computer Engineering Technology majors (4/9) = 44.4% (18.4% increase from 2015-2016)

Computer Engineering Technology Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60 37.5

40 20

44.4

0

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Completion Rate: 8/ 25 = 32%

Employment status:  Employed = 25% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 0% o Respondents reporting other employment – 25%

 Seeking Employment = 62.5%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 12.5% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 12.5%

Other = 0%

Employed Students 70 60

Percentage

50 40 30

25

20 10 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

80

75

62.5

25

25

20

12.5 0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

Electrical Engineering Technology majors (4/8) = 50% (37.5% decrease from 2015-2016)

EET Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

80

80 50

60 40 20

0

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Completion Rate: 39 / 39 = 100%

Employment status:  Employed = 76.9% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 69.2% o Respondents reporting other employment –7.7%

 Seeking Employment = 19.2%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 3.9% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 3.9% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60

57.7

50 40 30 20 10 0

7.7

3.9

0

0

3.9

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

76.9

76.9

58.7 39.1 23.1 0

2.1

2014-2015 Employed

19.2

Seeking Employment

0

3.9

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

MET majors (18/26) = 69.2% (12.5% increase from 2015-2016)

MET Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80

61.5

69.2

60 40

34.8

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Completion Rate: 1 / 2 = 50%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 100% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Percentage

Employed Students 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

100

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

66.7 50

50

33.3

0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

0

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

TCET majors (1/1) = 100%

TCET Experiential Education Participation

100

Percentage

100 80 50

60 40

33.3

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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Department of Mechanical Engineering MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – Completion Rate: 57 / 128 = 44.5%

Employment status:  Employed = 52.6% (4% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 38.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 14%

 Seeking Employment = 40.4%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 5.3% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 1.8% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 3.5%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

36.8

30 20 10 0

1.8

0

7 0

7

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

54.8

52

4

1.3

2014-2015 Employed

52.6

42.9

42.7

Seeking Employment

40.4

2.4

5.3

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

ME majors (34/5) = 59.7% (19.4% increase from 2015-2016)

ME Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 50

60 40

59.7

37.3

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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Department of Mechatronics Engineering MECHATRONICS Completion Rate: 17 / 44 = 38.6%

Employment status:  Employed = 35.3% (49.3% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 35.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 58.8%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 5.9% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 5.9%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

35.3

30 20 10 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

83.3 69.6 58.8

35.3 21.7

16.7

8.7 0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

5.9

0 2015-2016 Graduate School

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

MCTR majors (8/17) = 47.1% (32.3% decrease from 2015-2016)

MCTR Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 69.6

80 60

47.1

40 20

16.7

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering INDUSTRIAL & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING – Completion Rate: 6 / 10 = 60%

Employment status:  Employed = 83.3% (35.4% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice –66.7% o Respondents reporting other employment – 16.6%

 Seeking Employment = 16.6%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program –0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60

50

50 40 30 16.7

20 10 0

0

16.6 0

0

0

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Employment Status Trend

Percentage

100 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

83.3 61.5 38.5 16.6 0

0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0 2015-2016 Graduate School

0

0

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

Ind/Systems Engineering majors (2/6) = 33.3% (60.6% decrease from 2015-2016)

Ind/Systems Eng. Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

84.6

80 60 33.3

40 20

0

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY – Completion Rate: 22 / 45 = 48.9%

Employment status:  Employed = 68.2% (3.9% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 40.9% o Respondents reporting other employment – 27.3%

 Seeking Employment = 31.8%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

31.8

30

22.7

20 10 0

4.6

4.6

0

0

4.6

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

71 48.8

68.2

43.9 31.8

29 7.3 0 2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

3.3

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

IET majors (9/22) = 40.9% (20.7% decrease from 2015-2016)

IET Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 51.6

60 40

40.9

34.1

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS Completion Rate: 2 / 3 = 66.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 50% o Respondents reporting other employment – 50%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100 80 60

50

50

40 20 0 0

0

0

0

0

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):  Manufacturing Operations majors (0/2) = 0%

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SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS Completion Rate: 4 / 8 = 50%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 75% o Respondents reporting other employment – 25%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100 80

75

60 40

25

20 0 0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100

100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

0

0

0

2015-2016 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

0

2016-2017 Graduate School

Not Seeking Employment / Other

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· Supply Chain majors (1/4) = 25% (no change from 2015-2016)

Supply Chain Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60 40

25

25

2015-2016

2016-2017

20 0

*Comparison data for 2012-2015 not available

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MASTER OF SCIENCE, QUALITY ASSURANCE* Completion Rate: 8 / 22 = 36.4%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 87.5% o Respondents reporting other employment – 12.5%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Percentage

Employed Students 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

75

12.5 0

0

12.5 0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

80 60 40 20 0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

0

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

MSQA majors (2/6) = 33.3% (16.8% decrease from 2015-2016)

MSQA Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

40

40 20

33.3

0

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from 2012-2014 not available

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MASTER OF SCIENCE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING* Completion Rate: 2 / 7 = 28.6%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 100% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100 80 60

50

50

40 20 0 0

0

0

0

0

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):  Manufacturing Operations majors (0/2) = 0% *Comparison data from previous years not available

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QUALITATIVE DATA Employer Information The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students who are employed in the field of choice for the name of the company for whom they will be working. Below are the names of the employers. If an employer name has a number behind their name, that particular employer was mentioned by that number of students as having hired them. Employer names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category. Civil Engineering Full-time employers AECOM Arcadis Archer Western Contour Engineering Eberly & Associates GA Dept. of Transportation GA Dept. of Transportation Gaskins Heath & Lineback Engineers HNTB Macallan

Paulding County Dept. of Transportation Primus Builders, Inc. Rindt McDuff Associates, Inc. UPS/Parsons Brinkerhoff Part-time employers Batson-Cook Construction KSI Structural Engineers Transystems

Civil Engineering Technology Full-time employers AMEC Foster Wheeler

Computer Engineering Technology Full-time employers

American Automatrix

Electrical Engineering Full-time employers Advanced Control Systems Georgia Pacific Gulfstream HP Enterprises Johnson & Johnson Key Engineering Group

Mohawk Industries NCR Panduit Pond & Company Red Pill Analytics US Power Services

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Full-time employers

UPS

Industrial Engineering Technology Full-time employers ALPLA Fabric.com Georgia Tech Hitachi L. Rogers Electric

LG-MRI Mohawk Industries (3) Pirelli Tire Shaw Industries (5) UPS

Part-time employers Tom Barrow Co.

Mechanical Engineering Full-time employers AMC Consulting Engineers Ford Motor Company Granite Services, Inc. INPO Kubota Lockheed Martin Meggitt Norfolk Southern Parker Engineering and Mechanical Inc.

Phoenix Stamping Group (2) Pond & Company Shaw Industries (3) Southern Company UPS Part-time employers Crane Materials

Mechanical Engineering Technology Full-time employers Chart Industries Cobb Industrial Fabricators KRC Power Steering Kubota Northrop Grumman Omni International Osborne Wood Products Shaw Industries

Turnils US Army Corps of Engineers Viasat Part-time employers Chart Industries Rockdale Medical Center

Mechatronics Full-time employers Automation Direct C21

Primetals Technologies USA Technical Associates of Georgia VanderLande (2)

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Full-time employers Soft Touch Medical Tire Centers, Inc.

Master of Science, Applied Engineering Full-time employers City of Atlanta Mid-America Energy Services ViaSat

Master of Science, Quality Assurance Full-time employers Baxalta Bioscience/Shire Georgia Power Co KTR Customs Philips Source America

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Graduate School Information The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students who have been accepted to a graduate school for the name of the school and program they are going to complete. Below are the names of the graduate schools and programs (if listed). If graduate school name has a number behind their name, that particular graduate school/program was mentioned by that number of students as having accepted them. School/program names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category.

Civil Engineering GA Tech Ohio University/MS Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Technology KSU—MS Systems Engineering

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The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students to tell us what they will be doing after graduation if none of the provided options match their plans. Below is the list of information students provided in the “Other” category. If an option has a number behind their name, that particular option was mentioned by that number of students as being the option they are pursuing. Options without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category. No students in the CoEET identified “Other” in their comments

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