For the 2020-2021 academic year, the ME Program transitioned to the new (or revised) ABET Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), which are labeled (1) through (7). The ME Program diligently works so that each graduate, by the time of graduation, will be prepared to enter the professional practice of engineering and will demonstrate an:
- Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- Ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan task, and meet objectives.
- Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The legacy Student Learning Outcomes were labeled (a) through (k). The legacy SLOs were used prior to the Fall 2020 semester. They have provided the basis on which the new outcomes are build. These 11 legacy outcomes are given below. They indicated that each undergraduate graduate by the time of graduation would demonstrate:
- an ability to apply knowledge of math, 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 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 and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues, and
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.