Accreditation Information

Accreditation Information

ABET Accreditation

Overview
Mission Statement & Goals
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes - Biomedical Engineering
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes - Chemical Engineering
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes - Civil & Environmental Engineering
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes - Electrical & Computer Engineering
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes - Mechanical Engineering

Overview

The BS in Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical Engineering programs have been accredited the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET since 1999. The date of the next comprehensive review is 2018-2019. More details are provided here.

In fulfillment of ABET Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual, Section II.A.6.a, the educational objectives and student outcomes are provided below for each program.

In fulfillment of ABET Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual, Section II.A.6.b, annual student enrollment and graduation data per program are found at the following link:

http://profiles.asee.org/profiles/7727/screen/1?school_name=

Mission & Goals

University Mission Statement:

Rowan University will become a new model for higher education by being inclusiveagile, and responsive, offering
diverse scholarly and creative educational experiences, pathways, environments, and services to meet the needs of all students; maintaining agility by strategically delivering organizational capacity across the institution; and responding to emerging demands and opportunities regionally and nationally.

Click here for a printable pdf including the Strategic Pillars, Institutional Goals, Operational Values, and Strategic Domains.

This mission statement was approved on June 14, 2017 by the Rowan University Board of Trustees. For information on the development process, please visit the Mission Statement Development webpage.

College Mission Statement:

The mission of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering is to provide programs that are effectively responsive to regional aspirations and that address the needs and the changing characteristics of the leading-edge engineers of the future. The College aims to educate students prepared to apply technology for the betterment of society and to serve as global change agents for the future. Rowan University also recognizes that the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering will aid in the economic and cultural development of southern New Jersey, while generating opportunities for its diverse graduates in local, national and international industries.

This mission statement was approved in May 2017.

College Goals (Common to all Programs):

The goals of the undergraduate engineering programs are to enable students to:

  1. Understand and apply the core science and mathematics principles that form the basis of engineering disciplines,
  2. Work individually and in teams to identify and solve complex engineering problems and develop an understanding of interdisciplinary problem solving and system design,
  3. Understand and apply advanced technology (computers and laboratory equipment) to solve complex engineering problems,
  4. Understand the importance of the humanities and social sciences as part of a well rounded education and the practice of engineering,
  5. Have a strong sense of the importance of ethics in an engineering setting as well as other aspects of their lives,
  6. Develop communication skills so that they can perform engineering functions effectively.

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 Biomedical Engineering

 Program Educational Objectives

  1. Develop engineers who possess the unique set of skills and knowledge that constitute the core of biomedical engineering and can successfully apply these in a wide variety of fields.

  2. Develop engineers who can function both independently and collaboratively to solve problems for their employer.

  3. Develop engineers who engage in professional growth and responsible practice.

Student Outcomes

Our students demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (ABET-A).

  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data (ABET-B).

  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health, safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (ABET-C).

  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (ABET-D).

  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems (ABET-E).

  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities (ABET-F).

  7. An ability to communicate effectively when employing written communications (ABET-G).

  8. An ability to communicate effectively when employing oral communications (ABET-G).

  9. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. (ABET-H)

  10. Our students recognize the need for and have the ability to be engaged in lifelong learning. (ABET-I).

  11. A knowledge of contemporary issues (ABET-J).

  12. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. (ABET-K).

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Chemical Engineering

Program Educational Objective: Develop engineers who are successfully using their chemical engineering expertise to adapt to the evolving technological challenges of a wide variety of professional fields.

Student Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data. Students will approach tasks involving the acquisition and interpretation of experimental results in a logical and systematic fashion. Students will design and conduct appropriate experiments that effectively use limited resources to obtain the necessary information.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to apply principles of organic, inorganic, materials chemistry; and some science topics at the advanced level.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to apply chemical engineering principles including conservation balances; fluid, heat and mass transfer; thermodynamics; separations; reaction engineering; unit operations, and process design and control.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to design and evaluate a chemical engineering system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints (e.g. economic, environmental, social, political, health, safety, manufacturability, sustainability).
  • Students demonstrate skills in working with both bench and pilot scale hands-on chemical engineering equipment.

Program Educational Objective: Develop engineers, who within several years of graduation, are functioning independently and collaboratively in providing creative solution strategies to problems for their employer. 

Student Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Students demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues relevant to the field of chemical engineering. Students demonstrate an awareness of current technical material (journals, trade publications, web sites, etc.), develop an ability to find relevant current information and use this ability in their curricular assignments.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (ABET - K). Students will use the internet and appropriate software packages including spreadsheets, word processors, mathematical packages and process simulators to assist in problem solving.
  • Students demonstrate skills relevant to research and engineering practice.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively. (a) Students in the Chemical Engineering program will write effective documents. (b) Students in the Chemical Engineering program will give effective oral presentations.          

Program Educational Objective: Develop engineers who engage in professional growth and responsible practice.

Student Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Students have the broad education necessary to incorporate global, economic, environmental and societal context in engineering solutions.             
  • Students recognize the need and are prepared to be engaged in lifelong learning.         

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Civil Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates have a broad base of knowledge, are aware of emerging trends in their field, and understand the interrelationships between sub-disciplines that affect engineering projects.
  2. Graduates are creative problem-solvers who consider technical, social, political, environmental and economic issues in developing realistic engineering solutions based on effective data collection and analysis.
  3. Graduates conduct their professional lives in a manner that reflects positively on themselves, their employer and their alma mater and recognize the ethical, global, and social responsibility of their profession.
  4. Graduates have the technical, communication and interpersonal skills to assume increasing responsibility and leadership roles within a diverse and multidisciplinary workplace.

Student Outcomes

  1. Students will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, at least one additional area of basic science, and engineering science.
  2. Students will recognize the need for and demonstrate the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  4. Students will have the ability to apply knowledge of four (4) technical areas appropriate to civil engineering.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
  6. Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct civil engineering experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data.
  7. Students will demonstrate the ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability, and in more than one civil engineering context.
  8. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  9. Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  10. Students will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context and have knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Students will explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, leadership, and explain the importance of professional licensure.
  12. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written documents.
  13. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in oral presentations.
  14. Students will demonstrate the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

Within 3-5 years of graduation, graduates of the Rowan' ECE program will have demonstrated that they are:

  1. Proficient technologist, successful in solving current and evolving engineering needs and challenges of their chosen field of work, as evidenced by their continuous and gainful employment, career advancement to positions that come with increased professional responsibilities, or through their entrepreneurial activities;

  2. Continuing to learn, evidenced by development of their professional knowledge and skills by pursuing advanced degrees or through other continuing education opportunities in engineering or other professional areas;

  3. Responsible professionals, actively serving their profession as evidenced by their active participation in professional societies, and/or their recognition of service to the profession or society.

Student Outcomes (SOs):

At the time of graduation, graduates of the Rowan ECE program will have attained the following skills as required for an engineering program accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, 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.

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Mechanical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

  1. ME graduates are well-rounded engineers who can apply knowledge and skills in their careers.
  2. ME graduates will consider the context and broader impacts of engineering solutions in professional practice.

  3. ME graduates will be able to effectively communicate to a broad spectrum of audiences and have the teamwork and leadership skills to excel professionally.

  4. ME graduates will develop the flexibility to adapt to changing technology and recognize the need for continuous improvement, self-study or further education.

Student Outcomes

Students who complete the Mechanical Engineering program at Rowan University will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  4. an ability to function in multidisciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an 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;
  12. an ability to apply engineering, basic science, and mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations;
  13. an ability to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components and processes;
  14. an ability to work professionally in thermal or mechanical systems areas;
  15. a working knowledge of modern/current rapid design, prototyping, simulation and experimental characterization hardware/software/tools.

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