ABET Accreditation

The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering offers two accredited engineering BS degrees. Our Biological Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the biological engineering major are to prepare graduates who, within 3-5 years of graduation:

  1. Communicate effectively in a range of situations, both inside and outside of the biological engineering field.

     

  2. Engage in lifelong learning through both the pursuit of advanced degrees in engineering and related professional fields and opportunities for professional development outside of the classroom.

     

  3. Develop and exhibit leadership qualities in their professional engineering work.

     

  4. Contribute to the improvement of their communities, their profession, and the world by embracing a sense of civic responsibility.

     

  5. Demonstrate strong commitment to professional and ethical norms in all endeavors that prioritizes public health and safety and environmental protection.
  6. Apply fundamental engineering skills such as experimentation, computational modeling and design to solve complex problems across diverse settings.

 

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Environmental Engineering major are to prepare graduates who, within 3-5 years of graduation:

  1. Demonstrate in their professional practice strong technical abilities, leadership, communication, and teamwork;
  2. Engage in lifelong learning through the pursuit of advanced degrees and/or other opportunities for professional development outside of the classroom;
  3. Contribute to the design, construction, and operation of solutions to societal problems involving environmental systems;
  4. Demonstrate commitment to professional and ethical norms prioritizing public health and safety, environmental protection, and sustainability.

 

Student Outcomes

Attainment of the following Student Outcomes prepares BE graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering:

  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.
  8. an ability to apply engineering skills to biological systems.

 

Attainment of the following Student Outcomes prepares EnvE graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering:

  1. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Numbers

Academic YearTotal BE EnrollmentTotal BE GraduatesTotal EnvE Enrollment (includes CEE)Total EnvE Graduates (includes CEE)
2021-20221082811027
2020-20211193512137
2019-20201243210424
2018-20191564910828
2017-2018177739724