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