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Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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ABET Accreditation

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:

  1. incorporate their knowledge and understanding of the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences in the application of their engineering education.
  2. apply their engineering education in service to humanity
  3. be prepared to enter the engineering profession or graduate school
  4. consider the impact of their professional actions on society
  5. demonstrate leadership in their personal and professional endeavors
  6. engage in continuous learning

Student Outcomes

According to the defined outcomes and performance criterion, graduates of the program will have demonstrated the following attributes:

Application

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

Experimentation

An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

Design

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

Teamwork

An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

Problem Framing

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

Ethics

An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

Communication

An ability to communicate effectively

Context

The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

Life-long Learning

A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

Contemporary Issues

A knowledge of contemporary issues

Modern Tools

An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Conceptual Understanding

An ability to demonstrate conceptual understanding of engineering science fundamentals

Information Literacy

An ability to demonstrate information literacy

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science

Academic Year

# Juniors

# Seniors

# Graduates

2003-2004

27

20

19

2004-2005

32

26

27

2005-2006

27

33

33

2006-2007

15

25

25

2007-2008

20

14

13

2008-2009

21

20

20

2009-2010

13

22

22

2010-2011

18

13

13

2011-2012

30

18

18

2012-2013

30

30

30

2013-2014

22

30

May 18, 2014

Smith Students declare their majors no later than the registration period during the second semester of the sophomore year.