The Picker Engineering Program is a accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 tel 410-347-7700.
The Picker Engineering Program Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes have been developed with input from the faculty and Advisory Boards, and are consistent with ABET Criterion 2 and 3. Its assessment processes have been established to ensure that our graduates achieve the Program Objectives and Outcomes and to develop and improve the Engineering Science program.
Program Educational Objectives
Smith College's engineering graduates will:
- incorporate their knowledge and understanding of the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences in the application of their engineering education.
- apply their engineering education in service to humanity
- be prepared to enter the engineering profession or graduate school
- consider the impact of their professional actions on society
- demonstrate leadership in their personal and professional endeavors
- engage in continuous learning
According to the defined outcomes and performance criterion, graduates of the program will have demonstrated the following attributes:
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
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
An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
An ability to communicate effectively
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
A knowledge of contemporary issues
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
An ability to demonstrate conceptual understanding of engineering science fundamentals
An ability to demonstrate information literacy