ABET Accreditation and Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

The following undergraduate program majors are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc (Accreditation Director for Engineering Technology, ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; (410) 347-7700.)

Construction Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates will demonstrate strong leadership, management, communication, and teamwork skills while applying their acquired knowledge of mathematics, engineering and technology to identify, analyze, and solve problems pertaining to construction projects.  These capabilities will be demonstrated as follows:

Accomplishments

Percentage of Graduates (%)

Time Frame (yrs)

1. Students in graduate school

5 – 25

1 – 3

2. Employment in Construction Industry

50 – 70

1 – 5

3. Position in Construction Related Engineering Design Firms

5 – 20

1 – 5

4. Management Position in Construction Industry

10 – 35

5 – 10

5. Achievement of Professional Designation, i.e., Professional Engineer; LEED AP; Certified professional Contractor

5 – 15

4 – 10

6. Officer of Professional Association related to Construction Industry

5 – 15

3 – 5

Student Outcomes

  1. Estimating costs, estimating quantities, and evaluating materials for construction projects.
  2. Utilizing measuring methods, hardware, and software that are appropriate for field, laboratory, and office processes related to construction.
  3. Applying fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to construction engineering.
  4. Producing and utilizing design, construction, and operations documents.
  5. Performing economic analysis and cost estimates related to design, construction, and maintenance of systems associated with construction engineering.
  6. Selecting appropriate construction material and practices.
  7. Applying appropriate principles of construction management, law, and ethics.
  8. Performing standard analysis and design in a least one sub-discipline related to construction engineering.
  9. Designing systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  10. Functioning effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  11. Applying written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  12. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  13. Knowing the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  14. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Electrical Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering technology and computing to identify, analyze and solve problems pertaining to design, development and implementation of electronic systems.
  2. Graduates possess a combination of technical and communication skills for productive and successful careers in global high tech industries.
  3. Graduates demonstrate high levels of creativity, critical thinking, responsibility, teamwork and leadership in their careers.
  4. Graduates embody a commitment to professional ethics, diversity and social awareness in their professional careers.
  5. Graduates exhibit a desire for life-long learning through higher education, technical training, teaching, training, membership in professional societies and other developmental activities.

Student Outcomes

  1. Graduates have an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines,
  2. Graduates have an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology,
  3. Graduates have an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes,
  4. Graduates have an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives,
  5. Graduates have an ability to function effectively on teams,
  6. Graduates have an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems,
  7. Graduates have an ability to communicate effectively,
  8. Graduates have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning,
  9. Graduates have an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities,
  10. Graduates have a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional,
  11. Graduates have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  12. Graduates have knowledge and hands-on competencies in the application of the following to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems:
    • circuit analysis and design,
    • computer programming,
    • associated software,
    • analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers
  13. Graduates have knowledge and hands-on competencies in the application of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronics circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
  14. Graduates have the ability to analyze design and implement:
    • control,
    • instrumentation,
    • communications,
    • computer, or
    • power systems.
  15. Graduates have the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronics systems.
  16. Graduates have the ability to utilize, in support of electrical/electronics systems:
    • statistics/probability transform method,
    • discrete mathematics, or
    • applied differential equations.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates are expected to perform all functions assigned to a Mechanical Engineering Technologist in the following areas of mechanical engineering practice including mechanical, thermal, and fluid systems design, materials and manufacturing processes,
  2. Graduates are expected to demonstrate an ability to define, formulate, and solve mechanical engineering problems through the application of competent technical and ethical capabilities.
  3. Graduates are expected to exercise communication and teamwork skills, demonstrate an appreciation of local and global social values, and display an understanding of the social, technical, and environmental implications of technology.
  4. Graduates are expected to demonstrate continued professional advancement through life-long learning opportunities, in-service training, and engagement with professional organizations.

Student Outcomes

  1. Graduates have an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines,
  2. Graduates have an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology,
  3. Graduates have an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes,
  4. Graduates have an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives,
  5. Graduates have an ability to function effectively on teams,
  6. Graduates have an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems,
  7. Graduates have an ability to communicate effectively,
  8. Graduates have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning,
  9. Graduates have an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities,
  10. Graduates have a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
  11. Graduates have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement,
  12. Graduates must demonstrate technical expertise in engineering materials, statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid power or fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and either electrical power or electronics.
  13. Graduates must demonstrate technical expertise having added technical depth in a minimum of three subject areas chosen from: manufacturing processes, mechanical design, computer-aided engineering graphics, engineering materials, solid mechanics, fluids, thermal sciences, electro-mechanical devices and controls, and industrial operations, and
  14. Graduates must demonstrate expertise in applied physics having an emphasis in applied mechanics, plus added technical topics in physics and inorganic chemistry principles appropriate to the program objectives.