The Design Engineering Program is seeking initial ABET accreditation during the 2024-2025 cycle.


The Engineering, Design, & Society Bachelor of Science in Design Engineering program has adopted the ABET Student Outcomes required by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, establishing that our graduates have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.



Table 1. Mapping of student outcomes to program educational objectives

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Engineering, Design, & Society Bachelor of Science in Design Engineering program are to produce graduates who, within five years of graduation, will:

Student Outcomes








Apply their creative interpretation of complex problems and propose novel solution concepts within unique social, technical, ethical and environmental constraints. X X   X   X  
Serve as innovators, bridging the gap between social, technical and creative design disciplinary teams, all while incorporating a high level of ethical standards, social consciousness and technical expertise. X X X X X    
Seek to contribute to interdisciplinary endeavors and establish positions of leadership through service activities within their profession or community.     X   X   X
Actively engage in lifelong learning, demonstrating continuous professional growth.   X     X   X