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:

 

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

 

 

Undergraduate Enrollment Data (Fall 2018)

Class Year 2019 2020 2021
Mechanical 11 13  
Aerospace 1 4  
Mechanical & Aerospace 41 46  
Undeclared     63
Total 53 63 63