ABET defines program outcomes as "statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation." These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program.
The IE faculty voted to update the IE program outcomes in January 2010. (Action Items passed by the IE Faculty Assembly.)
- 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.
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
- An ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- 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
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues. (Emerging issues important to professional practice.)
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
History of IE learning outcomes
Beginning in the fall of 2010, we adopted the current set of outcomes from the harmonized ABET criteria. Earlier outcome sets can be mapped onto the ABET (a) thru (k).