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The College of Engineering

ABET Accreditation

Overview
Mission Statement & Goals
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes - Chemical Engineering
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes - Civil Engineering
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes - Electrical & Computer Engineering
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes - Mechanical Engineering

Overview

The BS in Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical Engineering programs have been accredited the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET since 1999. The date of the next comprehensive review is 2018-2019. More details are provided here.

In fulfillment of ABET Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual, Section II.A.6.a, the educational objectives and student outcomes are provided below for each program.

In fulfillment of ABET Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual, Section II.A.6.b, annual student enrollment and graduation data per program are found at http://profiles.asee.org/profiles/6082/screen/1?school_name=Rowan+University.

Mission & Goals

University Mission Statement:

A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social, and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on December 10, 2003.

College Mission Statement:

The mission of the College of Engineering is to provide programs that are effectively responsive to regional aspirations and that address the needs and the changing characteristics of the leading-edge engineers of the future. The College aims to educate students prepared to apply technology for the betterment of society and to serve as global change agents for the future. Rowan University also recognizes that the College of Engineering will aid in the economic and cultural development of southern New Jersey, while generating opportunities for its diverse graduates in local, national and international industries.

College Goals (Common to all Programs):

The goals of the undergraduate engineering programs are to enable students to:

  1. understand and apply the core science and mathematics principles that form the basis of engineering disciplines,
  2. work individually and in teams to identify and solve complex engineering problems and develop an understanding of interdisciplinary problem solving and system design,
  3. understand and apply advanced technology (computers and laboratory equipment) to solve complex engineering problems,
  4. understand the importance of the humanities and social sciences as part of a well rounded education and the practice of engineering,
  5. have a strong sense of the importance of ethics in an engineering setting as well as other aspects of their lives,
  6. develop communication skills so that they can perform engineering functions effectively.

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Chemical Engineering

Program Educational Objective 1

Develop engineers who are successfully using their chemical engineering expertise to adapt to the evolving technological challenges of a wide variety of professional fields.

Student Outcomes

Students demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

Students demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.

Students demonstrate the ability to apply principles of organic, inorganic, materials chemistry; and some science topics at the advanced level.

Students demonstrate the ability to apply chemical engineering principles including conservation balances; fluid, heat and mass transfer; thermodynamics; separations; reaction engineering; unit operations, and process design and control.

Students demonstrate the ability to design and evaluate a chemical engineering system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints (e.g. economic, environmental, social, political, health, safety, manufacturability, sustainability).

Students demonstrate skills in working with both bench and pilot scale hands-on chemical engineering equipment.

Program Educational Objective 2

Develop engineers who, within several years of graduation, are functioning independently and collaboratively in providing creative solution strategies to problems for their employer.

Student Outcomes

Students demonstrate the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

Students demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

Students demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues relevant to the field of chemical engineering.

Students demonstrate the ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.

Students demonstrate skills relevant to research and engineering practice.

Students demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.

Program Educational Objective 3

Develop engineers who engage in professional growth and responsible practice.

Student Outcomes

Students demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.

Students have the broad education necessary to incorporate global, economic, environmental and societal context in engineering solutions.

Students recognize the need and are prepared to be engaged in lifelong learning.

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Civil Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objective 1 - Graduates have a broad base of knowledge, are aware of emerging trends in their field, and understand the interrelationships between sub-disciplines that affect engineering projects.

Program Educational Objective 2 - Graduates are creative problem-solvers who consider technical, social, political, environmental and economic issues in developing realistic engineering solutions based on effective data collection and analysis.

Program Educational Objective 3 - Graduates conduct their professional lives in a manner that reflects positively on themselves, their employer and their alma mater and recognize the ethical, global, and social responsibility of their profession.

Program Educational Objective 4 - Graduates have the technical, communication and interpersonal skills to assume increasing responsibility and leadership roles within a diverse and multidisciplinary workplace.

Student Outcomes

Student Outcome 1 – Students will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, at least one additional area of basic science, and engineering science.

Student Outcome 2 – Students will recognize the need for and demonstrate the ability to engage in lifelong learning.

Student Outcome 3 – Students will demonstrate the ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Student Outcome 4 – Students will have the ability to apply knowledge of four (4) technical areas appropriate to civil engineering.

Student Outcome 5 – Students will demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.

Student Outcome 6 – Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct civil engineering experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data.

Student Outcome 7 - Students will demonstrate the 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, and in more than one civil engineering context.

Student Outcome 8 – Students will demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

Student Outcome 9 - Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.

Student Outcome 10 – Students will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context and have knowledge of contemporary issues.

Student Outcome 11 – Students will explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, leadership, and explain the importance of professional licensure.

Student Outcome 12 – Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written documents.

Student Outcome 13 – Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in oral presentations.

Student Outcome 14 – Students will demonstrate the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

Within 3-5 years of graduation, graduates of the Rowan’s ECE program will have demonstrated that they are:

  1. Proficient technologists, successful in solving current and evolving engineering needs and challenges of their chosen field of work, as evidenced by their continuous and gainful employment, career advancement to positions that come with increased professional responsibilities, or through their entrepreneurial activities;
  2. Continuing to learn, evidenced by development of their professional knowledge and skills by pursuing advanced degrees or through other continuing education opportunities in engineering or other professional areas;
  3. Responsible professionals, actively serving their profession as evidenced by their active participation in professional societies, and/or their recognition of service to the profession or society.

Student Outcomes (SOs):

Graduates of Rowan’s ECE program will have attained:

  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, 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.

Program Goals (PGs):

Rowan’s Electrical and Computer Engineering program prepares each of its students to

  1. Perform as an agile problem solver
  2. Communicate capably
  3. Possess an entrepreneurial spirit
  4. Facilitate trans-disciplinary discourse
  5. Be sensitive to contemporary issues; and
  6. Competent in essential ECE knowledge

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Mechanical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

  1. ME graduates are well-rounded engineers who can apply knowledge and skills in their careers.
  2. ME graduates consider the context and broader impacts of engineering solutions in professional practice.
  3. ME graduates effectively communicate to a broad spectrum of audiences and have the teamwork and leadership skills to excel professionally.
  4. ME graduates are flexible to adapt to changing technology and recognize the need for continuous improvement, self-study or further education.
  5. ME graduates are innovative and creative thinkers with an understanding of entrepreneurship.

Student Outcomes

Students who complete the Mechanical Engineering program at Rowan University will:

  1. be able to apply broad scientific, mathematical and engineering knowledge in order to be able to identify, formulate and solve problems in thermal and mechanical systems.

    a)  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
    e)  an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
    l)  an ability to apply engineering, basic science, and mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations
    n)   an ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas

  2. be able to design a system, component, process or experiment and analyze and interpret data within realistic constraints

    b)  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
    c)  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
    m)  an ability to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components and processes

  3. be able to use modern tools, hardware and software in problem solving process

    k)  an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
    q)  a working knowledge of modern/current rapid design, prototyping, simulation and experimental characterization hardware/software/tools

  4. understand the need for professional and ethical responsibility and act accordingly

    f)  an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

  5. understand and consider the consequences of engineering solutions on society

    h)  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

  6. be knowledgeable of contemporary issues

    j)  a knowledge of contemporary issues

  7. be effective communicators

    g)  an ability to communicate effectively

  8. work effectively in multidisciplinary teams

    d)  an ability to function in multidisciplinary teams

  9. recognize that learning is a continuous process

    i)  a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning

  10. be bold and creative problem solvers

    o)  an ability to think creatively and innovatively

  11. have entrepreneurial skills

    p)  a knowledge of entrepreneurial practices

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