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Accreditation

The B.S.Cp.E., B.S.E.E., and B.S.M.E. degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The B.S. in computer science degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Accreditation will be sought for the new civil engineering major (B.S.C.E.) at the earliest possible date once the first class of civil engineering students graduates.

Program Educational Objectives

The faculty of the School of Engineering and Computer Science working in conjunction with alumni and their advisory board, has established five Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) which are common to all degrees offered within the school to describe what we expect our graduates to attain within a few years of graduation. These PEOs, which can also be found in our university catalog, are:

  1. They are successful in a profession related to their field of study.
  2. They are successful in graduate-level education.
  3. They continue to develop professionally and remain current in their field.
  4. They make sound professional and ethical decisions based upon biblical truths.
  5. They actively serve in a local church and support Christian ministries in their community and around the world.

Engineering Student Outcomes

The following is the list of student outcomes for each of the engineering programs in the department:

  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

Computer Science Student Outcomes

The following are the student outcomes for the computer science program.  Graduates from this program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline. 
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts. 
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles. 
  5.  Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Cybersecurity Student Outcomes

The following are the student outcomes for the cybersecurity program.  Graduates from this program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline. 
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts. 
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles. 
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. An ability to apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system.
  7. An ability to analyze and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats.

 

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Table 1. Enrollment data for programs in School of Engineering and Computer Science

Year CS CpE EE ME ENGR 
2013 65 58 73 248  -
2014
79
50
63
241
18 
2015
83
61
52 225
23 
2016
76
62
57
231
26 
2017 86* 61 58 229 35 

Table 2. Graduation data for programs in School of Engineering and Computer Science

Year CS CpE EE ME
2014
11
10
11 44
2015
20 7
20
51
2016
9 13 11 45
2017 21 8 11 45
2018
14† 6 9 43

* includes those with a Cyber specialization
† includes 8 Cyber specialization graduates
NOTE: The Cyber specialization is currently not ABET-accredited