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Mission, Objectives and Student Outcomes

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Mission, Objectives and Student Outcomes

The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) requires accredited engineering programs to publish the Mission Statement, Student Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives.  The architectural engineering, civil engineering and environmental engineering undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Through a community of scholars committed to excellence in research and teaching, the mission of CEES is to provide our students with the technical education and critical thinking skills needed to lead the country in addressing the complex infrastructure and environmental problems facing today’s society.

Program educational objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.  The PEOs were developed to meet the needs of the constituencies of CEES. The primary constituents of CEES programs are our alumni and the industries and governmental agencies that employ our alumni. The PEO’s are focused on providing well trained engineers for employers and to empower those engineers to advance during their careers.  The PEOs for CEES engineering graduates are:

Program Educational Objective 1

CEES alumni will have embarked on successful careers in areas associated with the development, implementation and management of architectural, civil or environmental engineering systems.

Program Educational Objective 2

CEES alumni will advance in their careers and continue their professional development through continuing education and lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.  The Student Outcomes for engineering students in CEES are:

(1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

(2) 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

(3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(4) 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

(5) 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

(6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

(7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies