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ABET Information

The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering offers two accredited engineering BS degrees.  Our Biological Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Biological Engineering major are to prepare graduates who:

  • Become valued in their work related to Biological Engineering and associated fields and professions;
  • Pursue advanced degrees in engineering and related professional fields, and engage in lifelong learning outside the classroom;
  • Develop and exhibit leadership qualities in their professional engineering work;
  • Contribute to the improvement of their communities, their profession, and the world;
  • Communicate effectively in a range of situations, both inside and outside the biological engineering field;
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of professional, ethical, and civic responsibility in all endeavors, holding paramount the health and safety of the public and the protection of the environment.

These PEOs describe our long-term aspirations for our students as they transition from full time learning into professional practice. PEOs are skills, behaviors and accomplishments for which we seek to prepare our graduates, and towards which we intend them to progress within three to five years after graduation.

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Environmental Engineering major are to:

  • Produce graduates who demonstrate in their professional practice strong technical abilities and advance in careers in Environmental Engineering and related disciplines;
  • Produce graduates who will complete advanced degrees in engineering and related professional fields;
  • Produce graduates who assume leadership positions, and contribute to understanding environmental problems and the design, construction, and operation of solutions of societal problems involving environmental systems.

For both majors, the following Student Outcomes (SOs) are assessed:

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

Program Numbers (Graduating Seniors)

  Total BEE Dept Graduates BE EnvE (Includes CEE Dept Graduates)
2010 88 76 15
2011 100 90 19
2012 117 105 21
2013 94 77 24
2014 88 78 26
2015 111 97 39
2016 87 72 30
2017 95 78 30
2018 89 73 25