Accreditation and Objectives

ABET Accreditation

ABET Inc. is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET is a federation of more than 25 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States, ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years.

ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 660 colleges and universities worldwide. Over 2,000 dedicated volunteers participate annually in ABET evaluation activities.

ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Civil Engineering and  Environmental Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Civil Engineering is a broad field encompassing many specialties. Michigan Tech civil engineering baccalaureate graduates are educated to begin professional careers that apply a broad base of engineering, science, and communication skills to a variety of civil engineering endeavors and to develop advanced competence in a few specialties. As such, we expect that during the first several years following graduation, our graduates will meet the following program objectives: 

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Educational Objectives

  1. Function as productive members of the profession and society with an understanding of the social, ethical, environmental, economic, and global ramifications of their work as demonstrated by some of the following:
    • Membership in professional organizations
    • Community service
    • Evidence of commitment to lifelong learning
  2. Successfully apply their knowledge and skills to civil engineering practice or to advanced education as demonstrated by some of the following:
    • Entry-level professional employment or full-time graduate school
    • Conception, planning, design, management, construction, or operation of civil engineering projects
    • Successful advancement in position classification
    • Progress toward professional licensure
    • Earning graduate degrees and/or other professional certificates

In order to reach the above educational objectives, our students will obtain the following program outcomes at the time they graduate with their baccalaureate degree.

Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 

Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Environmental Engineering is a broad field encompassing many specialties. Michigan Tech environmental engineering baccalaureate graduates are educated to begin professional careers that apply a broad base of engineering, science and communication skills to a variety of environmental engineering endeavors and to develop advanced competence in a few specialties. As such, we expect that during the first several years following graduation, our graduates will meet the following program objectives:

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Educational Objectives

  1. Function as productive members of the profession and society with an understanding of the social, ethical, environmental, economic and global ramifications of their work as demonstrated by some of the following:
    • Membership in professional organizations
    • Community service
    • Evidence of commitment to life-long learning
  2. Successfully apply their knowledge and skills to environmental engineering practice or to advanced education as demonstrated by some of the following:
    • Entry-level professional employment or full-time graduate school
    • Planning, conception, design, management, construction or operation of environmental engineering projects
    • Successful advancement in position classification
    • Progress toward professional licensure
    • Earning graduate degrees and/or other professional certificates

In order to reach the above educational objectives, our students will obtain the following program outcomes at the time they graduate with their baccalaureate degree.

Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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.
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice