ABET Educational Objectives & Outcomes

ABET Undergraduate Student Educational Objectives

The baccalaureate programs in the Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering and Computer Science will graduate engineers and computer scientists who within a few years after graduation will:

  1. Function effectively in their discipline of practice, and will continue their education through graduate/professional studies and/or participation in professional seminars and societies.
  2. Utilize their training and experience in creative and design processes toward their job functions.
  3. Practice in their disciplines to meet the needs and interests of a diverse modern society.
  4. Exhibit leadership in the technical or administrative areas of their disciplines.
ABET Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes
The baccalaureate educational objectives of the Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering and Computer Science will be achieved by insuring that graduates have:
  • Outcome 1: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. Graduates will be familiar with the professional and ethical underpinnings of their discipline and with their professional obligation for continuing education and professional development.
  • Outcome 2: A working knowledge of fundamentals, engineering tools, and experimental methodologies. Graduates will have knowledge of math, science and engineering fundamentals. They will be able to combine these basics with their knowledge of experimental methodologies and modern engineering tools to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Outcome 3: An understanding of the social, economic, and political contexts in which engineers must function. Graduates will be able to combine their knowledge of the social sciences and humanities with their own personal and professional experiences to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in an increasingly diverse and technological society.
  • Outcome 4: An ability to plan and execute an engineering design to meet an identified need. Graduates will be able to use their knowledge of fundamentals, engineering techniques and tools, and project planning and management to design a system, component, or process that satisfies constraints and meets an identified need.
  • Outcome 5: An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. Graduates will be able to function effectively on teams using their knowledge of team dynamics, team communication, social norms, and conflict management.
  • Outcome 6: An ability to communicate effectively. Graduates will be able to communicate their ideas and results to diverse audiences using their knowledge of written, oral, and graphical communication.