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.
IE Program Student Learning Outcomes through the period of Fall 2012 to Winter 2018:
- 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.
ABET has recently made changes to the the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) General Criteria for Baccalaureate Programs for implementation in the 2019 – 2020 Cycle. In this revised criteria, Criteria 3, Student Outcomes (a)-(k) listed above is changed to Student Outcomes (1)-(7) listed below. Our ISE program have made the transitions for these student learning outcomes in Fall 2018 and mapping of these outcomes to the Program Educational Objectives will be done after the revision of the current PEOs early in 2019.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies