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Accreditation & Assessment Overview

All undergraduate degree programs at the joint FAMU-FSU College of Engineering are subject to accreditation criteria established by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. http://www.abet.org, and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In addition, the College's assessment methods are reviewed periodically by the offices of Institutional Effectiveness at both Florida A&M University (FAMU) and The Florida State University (FSU).

The public can view ABET program educational objectives (PEO) and student outcomes (SO) along with annual student enrollment and graduation data for each undergraduate degree programs offered at the college. State of Florida Academic Learning Compacts and SACS Program Outcomes and Student Learning Outcomes for each degree program can be found at https://eng.famu.fsu.edu/about/accreditation/outcomes-alc-sacs. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the Office of Associate Dean for Student Services and Undergraduate Affairs via email at studentsupport@eng.fsu.edu or by phone at (850) 410-6423.

By-laws

College of Engineering Chemical & Biomedical Civil & Environmental Electrical & Computer Industrial & Manufacturing Mechanical

ABET

111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD, 21202-4012
Phone: (410) 347-7700

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 679-4500


Mission

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering is committed to providing a high quality and modern education in the fundamental principles and practices of chemical and biomedical engineering. The fundamental unifying theme of chemical engineering is the study of multicomponent multiphase systems at both the molecular and macroscopic scale with particular emphasis on processes with chemical transformation, i.e. chemical reaction. The biomedical engineering emphasis in the Department builds upon the chemical engineering strength and is focused on cellular and biochemical transformations in natural and synthetic environments. An integral part of the education process involves faculty and students conducting groundbreaking and innovative research in areas of critical importance to our society. The Department seeks to prepare students for academic and professional work through classroom and laboratory instruction and research with modern experimental, mathematical, and computational tools.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Program Educational Objective

  • Successfully pursue careers in a wide range of industrial, professional and academic settings through application of their rigorous foundation in chemical engineering and strong communication skills.
  • Successfully adapt and innovate to meet future technological challenges and evolving regulatory issues, while addressing the ethical and societal implications of their work at both the local and global level.
  • Successfully function on interdisciplinary teams and assume participatory and leadership roles in professional societies, and interact with educational, community, state, and federal institutions.

Student Outcomes

  1. Scientific Knowledge and Problem Solving
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. (C3.a)
  2. Design Skills
    Students graduating from the program will have the 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. (C3.b)
  3. Communication
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. (C3.c)
  4. Professional and Ethical Responsibility
    Students graduating from the program will have 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. (C3.d)
  5. Teamwork
    Students graduating from the program will have 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. (C3.e)
  6. Experimentation
    Students graduating from the program will have an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. (C3.f)
  7. Lifelong Learning
    Students graduating from the program will have an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. (C3.g)

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Program Educational Objective

  • Successfully pursue careers in a wide range of industrial, professional and academic settings through application of their rigorous foundation in biomedical engineering and strong communication skills.
  • Successfully adapt and innovate to meet future technological challenges and evolving regulatory issues, while addressing the ethical and societal implications of their work at both the local and global level.
  • Successfully function on interdisciplinary teams and assume participatory and leadership roles in professional societies, and interact with educational, community, state, and federal institutions.

Student Outcomes

  1. Scientific Knowledge and Problem Solving
    Students graduating from the program will have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems at the interface of engineering, biology, and medicine by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. (C3.a)
  2. Design Skills
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to apply engineering design to produce a system, component, or process that meets specified needs within multiple realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, public health and safety, welfare, manufacturability and sustainability while incorporating appropriate engineering standards. (C3.b)
  3. Communication
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. (C3.c)
  4. Professional and Ethical Responsibility
    Students graduating from the program will be able to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in formulating engineering solutions, and will be able to make informed judgements which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. (C3.d)
  5. Teamwork
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets deadlines, and creates a collaborative and inclusive environment. (C3.e)
  6. Experimentation
    Students graduating from the program will be able to design and conduct biomedical engineering experiments, and analyze and interpret data of importance to the design and operation of biomedical processes. (C3.f)
  7. Lifelong Learning
    Students graduating from the program will have an ability to recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge, to choose appropriate learning strategies, and to apply this knowledge to engineering problems. (C3.g)

ABET Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data (12/2016)

Year
Fall Semester Undergraduate Student Enrollment
Previous Year B.S. Degree Graduation Data (Summer, Fall, Spring)
2016
492
72
2015
498
64
2014
469
34
2013
467*
14

 

* includes pre-engineering majors distributed proportionally to major enrollments

  Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Mission

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has the mission of teaching the fundamentals of civil engineering science, analysis, design, and management to empower students to assume careers as professional engineers, to conduct basic and applied research, to improve the state of knowledge of civil engineering, to serve as a source of information and advice to the community on engineering matters, and to assist in the continuing education of professional engineers and other interested individuals. The department has a special mission to provide an opportunity for a civil engineering education for minorities and women.

Program Educational Objective

  • Graduates will progress in successful professional careers in civil and environmental engineering or related fields, and/or enroll in studies at the graduate level;
  • Graduates will apply engineering principles to address the needs of society, including sustainability; and practice effective management, communication, and leadership skills;
  • Graduates will respond to the rapid pace of change in civil and environmental engineering by becoming professionally licensed, engaging in ongoing continuing education and participating in professional society activities; and
  • Graduates will contribute to work force diversity as members and leaders of multidisciplinary teams.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, science (including calculus-based physics, general chemistry, and one additional area of science), and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct civil engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret the resulting data
  3. An ability to design systems, components, or processes in more than one civil engineering context 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 civil engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, and an ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership as well as the importance of professional licensure
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, 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

ABET Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data (12/2016)

Year
Fall Semester Undergraduate Student Enrollment
Previous Year B.S. Degree Graduation Data (Summer, Fall, Spring)
2016
424
96
2015
452
91
2014
469
83
2013
475*
112

 

* includes pre-engineering majors distributed proportionally to major enrollments

  Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering & Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Program Educational Objective

  • Have successful careers in the field of computer engineering making important contributions in the technical areas of embedded systems, digital systems, digital signal processing, or computer networks, or
  • Have successful careers in the field of electrical engineering making important contributions in the technical areas of digital systems, digital signal processing, control systems, electronics, power systems, or electromagnetics.
  • Be enrolled in or have completed a graduate program, or have shown a commitment to life-long learning and continuous self-improvement.
  • Maintain high ethical standards and will have participated in the research, development, or application of engineering solutions that make a positive impact on industry and society.
  • Make contributions to workforce diversity while functioning in local and global multicultural and multidisciplinary environments.

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, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

ABET Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data (12/2016) Computer Engineering

Year
Fall Semester Undergraduate Student Enrollment
Previous Year B.S. Degree Graduation Data (Summer, Fall, Spring)
2016
232
31
2015
235
22
2014
166
24
2013
164*
17

 

ABET Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data (12/2016) Electrical Engineering

Year
Fall Semester Undergraduate Student Enrollment
Previous Year B.S. Degree Graduation Data (Summer, Fall, Spring)
2016
211
60
2015
259
51
2014
330
68
2013
365*
54

 

* includes pre-engineering majors distributed proportionally to major enrollments

  Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Mission

The mission of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is to provide for students a solid industrial engineering curriculum coupled with a strong research program driven by the economic and technological development needs of society.

Program Educational Objective

  • Been employed in industrial, service or governmental organizations applying the industrial engineering skills in developing, designing, analyzing, implementing or improving integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy;
  • Completed or enrolled in a graduate program;
  • Participated in a multicultural and diverse workplace; and
  • Utilized teamwork, communication and engineering management skills.

Student Outcomes

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and computing.
  2. Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering.
  3. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  4. Ability to design or redesign integrated systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. Note: We define "systems" to include people, materials, information, equipment and energy.
  5. Ability to function effectively on multidisciplinary teams.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Ability to use modern industrial engineering techniques, skills and tools necessary to design, develop, implement, and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information, equipment and energy.
  12. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

ABET Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data (12/2016)

Year
Fall Semester Undergraduate Student Enrollment
Previous Year B.S. Degree Graduation Data (Summer, Fall, Spring)
2016
165
41
2015
149
26
2014
167
29
2013
178*
16

 

* includes pre-engineering majors distributed proportionally to major enrollments

  Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mission

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering to prepare graduates for diverse careers in mechanical engineering and related engineering fields.

Program Educational Objective

  • Make career progress in industrial, research, or graduate work in mechanical engineering or allied fields.
  • Design and analyze devices, products, or processes that meet the needs of an employer, organization, or customer, based on sound scientific knowledge and engineering practices.
  • Become engineering professionals by engaging in professional activities and continuous self-development.
  • Function in multicultural and multidisciplinary environments across regional and national borders..

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, calculus based science and engineering to mechanical engineering problems.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design thermal and mechanical systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to function effectively on multidisciplinary teams.
  6. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  7. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  8. An ability to communicate effectively with written, oral, and visual means.
  9. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context, and a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  12. Ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and computing tools necessary for engineering practice.

ABET Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data (12/2016)

Year
Fall Semester Undergraduate Student Enrollment
Previous Year B.S. Degree Graduation Data (Summer, Fall, Spring)
2016
662
119
2015
651
104
2014
662
73
2013
678*
79

 

* includes pre-engineering majors distributed proportionally to major enrollments