Assessment and Accreditation

Accreditation, Objectives, and Outcomes

 

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Accreditation

The Electrical and Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

The objective of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program is to prepare graduates who will be successful in their chosen career paths.  Specifically, within five years of graduation, graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Strengthen the teams and communities they are part of by demonstrating leadership, effective communication, and cultivating a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  2. Recognize and determine the ethical implications and societal impacts of engineering solutions.
  3. Create value for society through innovation and design that transforms needs and opportunities into systems, products, and solutions.
  4. Adaptively and independently extend their learning to excel in fields about which they are passionate.

Student Outcomes

The graduates of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program must have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

 

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Accreditation

The Manufacturing Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https//www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

The object of the Manufacturing Engineering Program is to prepare graduates who will be successful in their chosen career paths.  Specifically, within five years of graduation, graduates of this program will be capable of achieving:

Success in their chosen profession as evidenced by:

  • career satisfaction,
  • career advancement (e.g. promotion/raises, new jobs/positions),
  • life-long learning (e.g. continued education, technical training, professional development),
  • professional visibility (e.g. publications, presentations, patents, inventions, awards, involvement in professional societies), and/or
  • entrepreneurial activities

and/or

Success in post-undergraduate studies as evidenced by:

  • satisfaction with the decision to further their education,
  • advanced degrees earned (or in process),
  • teaching and/or research experiences, and/or
  • grant activities and academic publications

Student Outcomes

The Manufacturing curriculum is designed to meet requirements set forth by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Each student completing the MFGE degree will demonstrate mastery of the following competencies as established by ABET:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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Accreditation

The Plastics & Composites Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https//www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

The object of the Plastics & Composites Engineering Program is to prepare graduates who will be successful in their chosen career paths.  Specifically, within five years of graduation, graduates of this program will be capable of achieving:

Success in their chosen profession as evidenced by:

  • career satisfaction,
  • career advancement (e.g. promotion/raises, new jobs/positions),
  • life-long learning (e.g. continued education, technical training, professional development),
  • professional visibility (e.g. publications, presentations, patents, inventions, awards, involvement in professional societies), and/or
  • entrepreneurial activities

and/or

Success in post-undergraduate studies as evidenced by:

  • satisfaction with the decision to further their education,
  • advanced degrees earned (or in process),
  • teaching and/or research experiences, and/or
  • grant activities and academic publications

 

Student Outcomes

The Plastics & Composites curriculum is designed to meet the requirements set forth by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Each student completing the PCE degree will demonstrate mastery of the following competencies as established by ABET:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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The Industrial Design program is currently accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).

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Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  2014-15* 2015-16* 2016-17* 2017-18* 2018-19* 2019-20* 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Majors 34 63 83 90 93 106 116 117 111
Graduates 0 9 21 23 26 23 35 32  

*Accredited as Electrical Engineering through June of 2020.  

Manufacturing Engineering

  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Majors 32 48 57 58 73 81 73 62 46
Graduates 0 13 20 10 25 27 29 18  

 

Plastics & Composites Engineering

  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Majors 29 47 58 62 69 78 69 64 44
Graduates 0 9 13 22 16 33 26 19  

 

Industrial Design

  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Majors 25 24 34 36 34 39 35 36 26
Graduates 12 12 11 12 7 17 11 12