ABET Program Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives  

Electrical Engineering 

The program educational objectives of this program are to graduate students who will:

  • Practice the electrical engineering discipline successfully within commonly accepted professional standards
  • Possess teamwork and communications skills to develop a successful career in electrical engineering
  • Fulfill professional and ethical responsibilities in the practice of electrical engineering, including social, environmental and economic considerations
  • Engage in professional service, such as participation in professional society and community service
  • Engage in life-long learning activities, such as graduate studies or professional workshops
  • Become a leader of his/her chosen profession. 

Mechanical Engineering 

The program educational objectives of this program are to graduate students who will:

  • Practice the mechanical engineering discipline successfully within commonly accepted professional standards.
  • Possess teamwork and communications skills to develop a successful career in mechanical engineering
  • Engage in professional service, such as participation in professional society and community service
  • Engage in life-long learning activities, such as graduate studies or professional workshops, and
  • Become a leader in his/her chosen profession.

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 

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • an ability to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software and systems containing hardware and software components

 Mechanical Engineering

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • an ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations); to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes
  • an ability to work professionally in thermal systems
  • an ability to work professionally in mechanical systems

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.