Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (EAC) Criterion 2 states that each engineering program for which an institution seeks accreditation or reaccreditation must have published program educational objectives that are consistent with the mission of the institution, the needs of the program's various constituencies, and the EAC criteria. Program educational objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments that programs are preparing graduates to attain within a few years of graduation.
EAC Criteria 3 states that each program must have documented student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives. Student outcomes are what students know and are able to do by the time they graduate.
Each program must also satisfy applicable Program Criteria. Program Criteria provide the specificity needed for interpretation of EAC general criteria as applicable to a given discipline. Requirements stipulated in the Program Criteria are limited to the areas of curricular topics and faculty qualifications.
Within a few years of graduation, graduates of Miami University’s Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering programs are expected to:
Student Outcomes from Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Criterion 3: Students in the Mechanical Engineering program and the Manufacturing Engineering program are prepared to attain the program educational objectives by the time they graduate based on the following student outcomes
EAC 1: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
EAC 2: An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration to public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
EAC 3: An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
EAC 4: An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities
EAC 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
EAC 6: An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
EAC 7: An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
The Manufacturing Engineering program provides graduates with:
MFG 1: an ability to design manufacturing processes
MFG 2: an ability to design products and the corresponding processing machinery
MFG 3: an ability to create competitive advantage by manufacturing planning, strategy, and control
MFG 4: an ability to analyze, synthesize, and control manufacturing operations using statistical methods
MFG 5: an ability to make technical inferences about a manufacturing process by measuring process variables
The Mechanical Engineering program provides graduates with:
MCH 1: an ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to solve engineering problems
MCH 2: an ability to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components or processes
MCH 3: the preparation to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems
The Engineering Management with Manufacturing Engineering Technical Specialty program is not accredited by ABET, but the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering has the same program educational objectives and student outcomes for the Engineering Management (EGM) program as for the Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering programs. Furthermore, the Engineering Management with a Manufacturing Engineering Technical Specialty program also provides graduates with:
EGM 1: an understanding of the engineering relationships between the management tasks in production, research, and service organizations
EGM 2: an ability to integrate management systems into different technological environments
EGM 3: an ability to create competitive advantage by manufacturing planning, strategy, and control
EGM 4: an ability to deal with the stochastic nature of management systems
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