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Lake Superior State University

Department Accreditation Requirements

ABET requires accredited programs within the School of Engineering and Technology to publish their program educational objectives and outcomes in the university catalog.

Computer Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

  1. 1. Experienced graduates of the Computer Engineering program will have successfully applied engineering skills and tools to solve problems in their profession.
  2. Experienced graduates of the Computer Engineering program will have successfully demonstrated professional application of design principles subject to technical, practical, and societal constraints.
  3. Experienced graduates of the Computer Engineering program will have set professional goals, experienced professional growth, and engaged in ongoing professional development and learning activities. Through life-long learning, they will have the ability to adapt in a constantly changing world and will be capable self-learners.

Program Outcome Objectives

  1. Employability. Each graduate of the Computer Engineering program will receive an engineering education that is respected by relevant engineering and manufacturing organizations, companies, and societies. Graduates will have the ability to seek employment in a variety of engineering or engineering technology positions or enter a related graduated school.
  2. Learning Environment. Each graduate of the Computer Engineering program will have experienced a learning environment administered by quality faculty, utilizing both internal and external review processes to ensure students are being educated using accepted educational methods. The assessment process will assure continuous improvement for the program, the facilities, and the meeting of students’ needs.
  3. Societal Awareness. Each graduate of the Computer Engineering program will have knowledge of contemporary issues and cultures and will recognize the impact of technological decisions within both global and societal contexts.
  4. Engineering Professionalism. Each graduate of the Computer Engineering program will be able to utilize appropriate basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering sciences to design systems, components, or processes that meet desired outcomes and design constraints. They will have the ability to apply these skills and use modern engineering tools to solve engineering problems through the analysis, design, and implementation of digital systems and through the development of computer algorithms. The fundamental technical skills will include those in the areas of complex variables, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, calculus, differential equations, statistics, chemistry, physics, C/C++ programming, data structures and algorithms, computer networks, discrete structures, numerical methods, electronic devices, signals and systems, analog circuits, digital circuits and systems, digital signal processing, microprocessors, assembly language programming, and control systems.
  5. Specialized Technical Skills. Each graduate of the Computer Engineering program will either possess specialized technical skills in robotics and automation, as well as the ability to apply these skills to solve practical engineering problems, or will possess additional skills in mathematics, engineering, or computer science. This will have been accomplished by completing the Robotics and Automation option or by selecting approved courses in mathematics, engineering and computer science.

Electrical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Experienced graduates of the Electrical Engineering program will have successfully applied engineering skills and tools to solve problems in their profession.
  2. Experienced graduates of the Electrical Engineering program will have successfully demonstrated professional application of design principles subject to technical, practical, and societal constraints.
  3. Experienced graduates of the Electrical Engineering program will have set professional goals, experienced professional growth, and engaged in ongoing professional development and learning activities. Through life-long learning, they will have the ability to adapt in a constantly changing world and will be capable self-learners.

Program Outcome Objectives

  1. Employability. Each graduate of the Electrical Engineering program will receive an engineering education that is respected by relevant engineering and manufacturing organizations, companies, and societies. Graduates will have the ability to seek employment in a variety of engineering or engineering technology positions or enter a related graduated school.
  2. Learning Environment. Each graduate of the Electrical Engineering program will have experienced a learning environment administered by quality faculty, utilizing both internal and external review processes to ensure students are being educated using accepted educational methods. The assessment process will assure continuous improvement for the program, the facilities, and the meeting of students’ needs.
  3. Societal Awareness. Experienced graduates of the Electrical Engineering program will have knowledge of contemporary issues and cultures and will recognize the impact of technological decisions within both global and societal contexts.
  4. Engineering Professionalism. Each graduate of the Electrical Engineering program will be able to utilize appropriate basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering sciences to design systems, components, or processes that meet desired outcomes and design constraints. They will have the ability to interact in all aspects of the design process from product inception to completion. They will have the ability to act professionally and ethically as individuals or as members of multi-disciplinary teams. They will be able to clearly communicate their ideas in both written and oral forms as typically expected within the engineering discipline. They will have the ability to generate various forms of documentation necessary for product design and production.
  5. Fundamental Technical Skills. Each graduate of the Electrical Engineering program will possess fundamental technical skills in mathematics, science, software, and engineering, as well as the ability to apply these skills and use modern engineering tools to solve engineering problems through the analysis, design, and implementation of electrical systems. The fundamental technical skills will include those in the areas of complex variables, linear algebra, calculus, differential equations, statistics, chemistry, physics, computer programming, numerical methods, electromagnetics, electronic devices and circuits, signals and systems, analog circuits, digital circuits, microprocessors, assembly language programming, and control systems.
  6. Specialized Technical Skills. Each graduate of the Electrical Engineering program will possess specialized technical skills in either digital systems, robotics and automation, or mechanical systems, as well as the ability to apply these skills to solve practical engineering problems. This will have been accomplished by completing one of the approved Electrical Engineering program options in addition to the Electrical Engineering program core.

Mechanical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Experienced graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will have successfully applied engineering skills and tools to solve problems in their profession.
  2. Experienced graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will have successfully demonstrated professional application of design principles subject to technical, practical, and societal constraints.
  3. Experienced graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will have set professional goals, experienced professional growth, and engaged in ongoing professional development and learning activities. Through life-long learning, they will have the ability to adapt in a constantly changing world and will be capable self-learners.

Program Outcome Objectives

  1. Students of the Mechanical Engineering program at graduation will receive an engineering education that is respected by relevant engineering and manufacturing organizations, companies, and societies. Graduates will have the ability to seek employment in a variety of engineering positions or enter a related graduate school.
  2. Students of the Mechanical Engineering program at graduation will have experienced a learning environment administered by quality faculty, utilizing both internal and external review processes to ensure students are being educated using accepted educational methods. The assessment process will assure continuous improvement for the program, the facilities, and the meeting of students’ needs.
  3. Students of the Mechanical Engineering program at graduation will have knowledge of contemporary issues and cultures and will recognize the impact of technological decisions within both global and societal contexts.
  4. Students of the Mechanical Engineering program, at graduation, will be able to utilize appropriate basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering sciences to design systems, components, or processes that meet desired outcomes and design constraints. They will have the ability to interact in all aspects of the design process from product inception to completion. They will have the ability to act professionally and ethically as individuals or as members of multi-disciplinary teams. They will be able to clearly communicate their ideas in both written and oral forms as typically expected within the engineering discipline. They will have the ability to generate various forms of documentation necessary for product design and production.
  5. Students of the Mechanical Engineering program at graduation will have foundational skills in technical areas including basic and advanced mathematics, science, software, and engineering, as well as applied skills involving industrially-relevant problems, laboratory experiences, computer-based experiences, and applied research. The graduate will use these skills and modern engineering tools to conduct experiments and to identify, analyze, and solve engineering problems. Such skills are to be obtained in areas including, but not limited to: linear algebra, calculus, differential equations, complex variables, statistics, computer programming, numerical methods, chemistry, physics, manufacturing processes, drafting and solid modeling, dimensioning and tolerancing, statics, strength of materials, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, material science, machine design, electronics, analog circuit analysis, automatic controls.
  6. Each graduate of the Mechanical Engineering program will have the opportunity to develop breadth or depth in their foundational skills in the Robotics and Automation, the Vehicle Systems or General options, as well as the ability to apply these skills to solve practical engineering problems. This will have been accomplished by completing one of the approved Mechanical Engineering program options in addition to completing the core Mechanical Engineering program courses.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Experienced graduates of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will have successfully demonstrated professional application of technical skills and engineering judgment to solve problems in their profession subject to technical, practical, and societal constraints.
  2. Experienced graduates of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will have set professional goals, experienced professional growth, and are engaged in ongoing professional development and learning activities. They will appreciate the need for life-long learning in a constantly changing world and be capable self-learners.

Program Outcome Objectives

  1. Students of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at graduation will receive an engineering education that is respected by relevant engineering and manufacturing organizations, companies, and societies. Graduates will have the ability to seek employment in a variety of engineering positions or enter a related graduate school.
  2. Students of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at graduation will have experienced a learning environment administered by quality faculty, utilizing both internal and external review processes to ensure students are being educated using accepted educational methods. The assessment process will assure continuous improvement for the program, the facilities, and the meeting of students’ needs.
  3. Students of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at graduation will have knowledge of contemporary issues and cultures and will recognize the impact of technological decisions within both global and societal contexts.
  4. Each graduate of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will possess foundational technical skills in mathematics, science, software, and engineering technology, as well as the ability to apply these skills and use modern engineering technology tools through the analysis and implementation of manufacturing systems. The fundamental technical skills will include those in the areas of algebra, trigonometry, differential and integral calculus, statistics, physics, chemistry, computer applications, drafting and solid modeling, statics, strength of materials, electricity and electronics, manufacturing operations, CNC applications, PLC applications, robotic systems, and quality engineering.
  5. Each graduate of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program will have the opportunity to broaden knowledge in the manufacturing area and/or develop in-depth specialized skills in robotics and automation, as well as the ability to apply these skills to solve practical engineering technology problems. This will have been accomplished by completing one of the approved Manufacturing Engineering Technology program options in addition to the Manufacturing Engineering Technology core.
  6. Students of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at graduation will be able to systematically apply the basic sciences, mathematics, and technology to design systems or processes that meet desired outcomes and satisfy design constraints. They will have the ability to act professionally and ethically both as individuals and as members of multi-disciplinary teams. They will be able to clearly communicate their ideas in both written and oral forms as typically expected within the engineering technology discipline. They will understand the need for, and will have the ability to generate, various forms of documentation necessary for process/system design and production.



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