ABET Program Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives  

Electrical Engineering 

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are statements that describe what graduates are expected to accomplish within a few years of graduation.

  1. Within one year of graduation from TAMU-CC, our graduates will be working in industry, government, construction, or other professional service as electrical engineers, or will be pursuing graduate degrees in electrical engineering or post-baccalaureate degrees in other fields, such as law, business, or medicine. 
  2. Within five years of graduation from TAMU-CC our graduates will have
    1. advanced in their careers as indicated by obtaining promotions and positions of leadership, awards, recognitions as subject matter experts, and/or registration as professional engineers or in other professional disciplines; or by entrepreneurial activities, products or processes developed, patents, and/or publications;
    2. demonstrated the ability to increase their knowledge and expertise through continuing education or advanced degrees; and 
    3. contributed to the improvement of the profession and of society through research, national and/or international collaboration, and/or professional and public service including mentoring.

These objectives are consistent with the expectations of the accrediting organization of ABET.

Mechanical Engineering 

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are statements that describe what graduates are expected to accomplish within a few years of graduation.

  1. Within one year of graduation from TAMU-CC, our graduates will be working in industry, government, construction, or other professional service as mechanical engineers, or will be pursuing graduate degrees in mechanical engineering or post-baccalaureate degrees in other fields, such as law, business, or medicine.
  2.  Within five years of graduation from TAMU-CC our graduates will have
    1. advanced in their careers as indicated by obtaining promotions and positions of leadership, awards, recognitions as subject matter experts, and/or registration as professional engineers or in other professional disciplines; or by entrepreneurial activities, products or processes developed, patents, and/or publications;
    2. demonstrated the ability to increase their knowledge and expertise through continuing education or advanced degrees; and 
    3. contributed to the improvement of the profession and of society through research, national and/or international collaboration, and/or professional and public service including mentoring.

These objectives are consistent with the expectations of the accrediting organization of ABET.

Mechanical Engineering Technology 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Practical, highly qualified engineering technologists.
  • Employed in professional careers where they will solve problems using technical and hands-on skills developed during their studies.
  • Employed by companies to apply their knowledge in the design, manufacture, sales, installation, operation and/or maintenance of complex, high-value systems.
  • Socially and professionally responsible, possessing skills for life-long learning.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Electrical Engineering 

  • As defined by ABET, “student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.”

    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.

 Mechanical Engineering

  • As defined by ABET, “student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.”

    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.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Graduates will have: 

  • an ability to select and apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
  • an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
  • an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
  • an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
  • an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
  • ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity
  • a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  • a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement
  • knowledge, problem solving ability and hands-on skills to enter careers in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • can apply specific program principles to the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of more advanced mechanical systems or processes
  • prepared to enter careers in materials, applied mechanics, computer-aided drafting/design, manufacturing, experimental techniques/procedure, analysis of engineering data, machine/mechanical design/analysis, power generation, fluid power, thermal/fluid system design/analysis, plant operation maintenance, technical sales, instrumentation/control systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)

These outcomes are achieved by offering a curriculum that is thorough, current, and oriented toward the technical competencies required of a modern industry.