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ABET Accreditation

The Picker Engineering Program's Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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

Within a few years of graduation, we expect Smith engineering science 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. enter the engineering profession or graduate school if they choose one of those pathways;
4. consider the impact of their professional actions on society;
5. demonstrate leadership in their personal and professional endeavors;
6. have advanced their professional development by acquiring new skills and knowledge.

Student Outcomes

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

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering


(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data


(c) 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


(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams


(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems


(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility


(g) an ability to communicate effectively


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


(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning


(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues


(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


(l) 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 29
2014-2015 34 16


2015-2016 33 29 29
2016-2017 41 30 30
Smith Students declare their majors no later than the registration period during the second semester of the sophomore year.