Objectives and Outcomes - BS Computer Engineering and Systems

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The Computer Engineering and Systems (CES) program will educate each student to be a responsible and productive engineer who can effectively apply emerging technologies to meet future challenges.

Program objectives

Program objectives, as defined by ABET are the abilities, skills and accomplishments expected of graduates within a few years of graduation. Programs are required to assess their graduates' accomplishments to determine if the objectives have been achieved. Within three to five years of graduation from the CES program, it is expected that many graduates will have:

  • Developed a product or process by applying their knowledge of mathematics, computing, systems and development tools
  • Participated effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary development team and undertaken a leadership role when appropriate
  • Taken graduate courses or continuing education classes to improve their skills and abilities
  • Made positive contributions to their community and society by applying skills and abilities learned during their undergraduate program in computer engineering and systems
  • Made decisions related to their work that demonstrate an understanding of the importance of being an ethical engineering professional
  • Applied their communication skills to effectively promote their ideas, goals, or products

Since the objectives are fairly broad, it is not expected that every graduate will achieve every objective.

Educational outcomes

Program educational outcomes, as defined by ABET, are "statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation." ABET prescribes the following eleven outcomes with which all graduating engineers should demonstrate proficiency:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  4. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities
  7. Ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global 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

All engineering students are assessed to determine if they have satisfied these outcomes.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

2007 - 2008 Enrollment 11
2008 - 2009 Enrollment 22
2009 - 2010 Enrollment 37
2010 - 2011 Enrollment 48
2011 - 2012 Enrollment 58
2012 - 2013 Enrollment 69
2013 - 2014 Enrollment 89
2014 - 2015 Enrollment 85
2015 - 2016 Enrollment 77
2008 - 2009 Degrees Conferred 3
2009 - 2010 Degrees Conferred 5
2010 - 2011 Degrees Conferred 13
2011 - 2012 Degrees Conferred 10
2012 - 2013 Degrees Conferred 12
2013 - 2014 Degrees Conferred 31
2014 - 2015 Degrees Conferred 28
2015 - 2016 Degrees Conferred 41


Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.