ABET Accredited Undergraduate Programs

Degrees & Accreditation

The School of Engineering offers Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering (BSC.E.), electrical engineering (BSE.E.), and mechanical engineering (BSM.E.). These programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The School of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science (BSC.S.). This program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives

The Shiley School of Engineering prepares graduates who will:

1.  Be successful as practicing professionals in diverse career paths or in graduate school.

2.  Distinguish themselves in breadth of perspective and the ability to solve complex problems.

3.  Be effective communicators and team members, with many assuming leadership roles.

4.  Be active in their profession and participate in continuing education opportunities to foster personal and organizational growth.

5.  Demonstrate a concern for justice, ethical behavior, and societal improvement through participation in professional and civic organizations.

Student Outcomes

B.S. Civil Engineering; B.S. Electrical Engineering, B.S. Mechanical Engineering

The Shiley School of Engineering prepares engineering majors with the following outcomes so that as graduates, they can attain the Program Educational Objectives listed above.

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) 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

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

B.S. Computer Science

The Shiley School of Engineering prepares computer science majors with the following outcomes so that as graduates, they can attain the Program Educational Objectives listed above.

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society

(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice. 

(j) An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.

(k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

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