BBE's Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Produce graduates with a broad fundamental engineering background including communication skills, mathematics, physical science, biological science, and engineering science and design.
  2. Produce graduates who serve the engineering needs of clientele in the areas of bioproducts, bioprocessing and food, or environment and ecosystems.
  3. Produce graduates who are successfully employed in engineering jobs in industry, consulting, government or academia.
  4. Produce graduates who continue to be engaged in professional development and life-long learning throughout their careers.

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes describe what students will be able to do at the time of graduation. We have adopted the standard ABET 'a' through 'k' outcomes.

  • 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 multi-disciplinary 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.
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.