Program Objectives (ABET)
The Aerospace Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. That accreditation includes consideration of the program's educational objectives and student outcomes:
The educational objectives of the Aerospace Engineering undergraduate program are for the graduates to achieve the following within a few years of graduation:
- Obtain employment in industry or government institutions, engage in entrepreneurship, and/or pursue graduate degrees.
- Solve engineering problems throughout their careers using the knowledge and skills earned during their engineering degree program.
- Advance their careers by demonstrating leadership, teamwork, and communication skills in addition to technical knowledge.
- Continue their professional development utilizing educational and career building opportunities through their employer, educational institutions, and/or professional societies.
- Make a positive contribution to society through advancing the state of the art in science and engineering, professional service, community service, and/or mentoring.
Program educational objectives are defined by ABET as “what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.”
The Aerospace Engineering Program prepares graduates to achieve the following student outcomes by the time of graduation:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
- 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.