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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. 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 continue to grow in service and support of Christian Ministries both in their communities 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 student outcomes for the computer science program were written to be a “superset” of the CAC (a)-(k) outcomes (CAC (a)-(i) plus CS program criteria (j)-(k)). The following is the list of student outcomes for the computer science program:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  8. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices
  10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

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

2012 61 47 78 226
2013 65 68 71 243
2014 79 54 68 255
2015 84 61 52 226
2016 77 60 57 230

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

2012 5 9 11 37
2013 10 2 18 35
2014 12 10 10 44
2015 17 7 20 47
2016 12 12 10 45