Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Voluntary Accreditation of an Engineering Curriculum is performed by a visiting committee of members of the relevant professional engineering and technical societies. ABET was founded in 1932 and accredits more than 660 colleges and universities in 23 nations that offer more than 3100 programs. Our Departmental programs have met the required educational standards and objectives of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET since their inception. Typically the process takes place at six year intervals. 

 

Educational Objectives for the Aerospace Engineering Program

Objective No. 1
Our graduates will think critically and creatively and excel in applying the fundamentals of aerospace engineering.

Objective No. 2
Our graduates will pursue a life of curiousity with a desire for learning and have the ability and self-confidence to adapt to rapid and major changes.

Objective No. 3
Our graduates will advance toward leadership in shaping the social, intellectual, business and technical worlds and by excelling in diverse careers.

 

Educational Objectives for the Programs in Mechanical Engineering

Objective No. 1
Our graduates will think critically and creatively and excel in applying the fundamentals of mechanical engineering.

Objective No. 2
Our graduates will pursue a life of curiousity with a desire for learning and have the ability and self-confidence to adapt to rapid and major changes.

Objective No. 3
Our graduates will advance toward leadership in shaping the social, intellectual, business and technical worlds and by excelling in diverse careers.

 

Students who successfully complete our program will have satisfied the following ABET Program Outcomes:

 

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
c. An ability to design a system component or process to meet desired needs
d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
e. An ability to formulate and solve engineering problems
f.  An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. An ability to communicate effectively
h. The breadth necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a societal context
i.  A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
j.  A knowledge of contemporary issues
k. An ability to use the techniques and tools necessary for engineering practice

 

Undergraduate Enrollment Data (Spring 2016)

Class Year 2017 2018 2019
Mechanical 6 13  
Aerospace 2 1  
Mechanical & Aerospace 32 40  
Undeclared 2 Oxford Students   51
Total 42 54 51