ABET Accreditation

Programs Currently Accredited

The undergraduate degree programs listed below are currently accredited by either the Engineering Accreditation Commission or the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  To receive ABET accreditation, a program must describe its educational objectives (the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve), and its program outcomes (what students are expected to know or be able to do by the time of graduation from the program).  Please click on the program’s name to view its current program educational objectives and program outcomes.

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)
    1. Students will be successful in attaining entry into graduate (MS or PhD Degree Programs) or professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinarian, Business, Public Health, Law), or
    2. Students will be successful in attaining employment in positions that utilize biomedical engineering or a related field.
    Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)

    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, helath 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.

     

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)

    Recent graduates of the ChemBE program will attain within a few years of graduation:

    1. careers in industrial, academic, or government organizations related to chemical, physical, and life sciences and engineering, and/or pursue graduate or professional education;
    2. positions in which they apply their chemical and biomolecular engineering skills to solve diverse traditional and emerging problems in the workplace.
    Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)

    The department ensures that graduates of the program demonstrate:

    1. the ability to apply the fundamentals of chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics to ChemBE practice.
    2. the ability to utilize ChemBE principles to identify, formulate, and solve problems at the interface of engineering, chemistry, and biology.
    3. proficiency in the application of these principles to the design of products and processes, within realistic societal and engineering constraints.
    4. the ability to design, conduct, and evaluate experiments, including the analysis and interpretation of data.
    5. the ability to use the techniques, skills, and tools for modern engineering practice.
    6. a recognition of the importance of, and the ability to engage in life-long learning.
    7. knowledge of emerging applied science within ChemBE, attained through electives and/or research.
    8. the ability to communicate in writing with technical and non-technical audiences.
    9. the ability to give effective oral presentations.
    10. the ability to work effectively independently and in multidisciplinary teams.
    11. an awareness of contemporary issues which have an impact on the discipline of ChemBE.
    12. an understanding of the global societal impact of ChemBE.
    13. an appreciation of the professional and ethical responsibilities of chemical and biomolecular engineers.

     

    The B.S. program in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)

    The program has as its objectives that within a few years our graduates attain:

    1a        an advanced degree in engineering, or

    1b        required experience towards professional licensure as an engineer, or

    1c        an advanced degree in a field other than engineering, or

    1d        a position in an organization that broadly supports the goals of civil engineering;

    and

    2          a position or degree that values adaptability and innovation in their work.

    Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)

    Students graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering will have demonstrated:

    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.

    The B.S. program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)

    The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the computer engineering (CE) at The Johns Hopkins University describe what CE graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. The PEOs are determined in consultation with the Electrical and Computer Engineering External Advisory Committee and approved by the ECE faculty.

    The educational objectives of the CE program are:

    1. Our graduates will become successful practitioners in engineering and other diverse careers.
    2. Some graduates will pursue advanced degree programs in engineering and other disciplines.
    Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)

    Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Engineering will have demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Understand advanced mathematics, probability and statistics, basic science, and computer science, and apply this knowledge to computer engineering disciplines;
    2. Design, conduct, evaluate and report experiments, including analysis and statistical interpretation of data;
    3. Identify, formulate and solve computer engineering problems;
    4. Use basic concepts and modern engineering tools (laboratory instrumentation and computer hardware and software) to design computer engineering systems, components and processes to meet specifications, taking into account cost, safety, environmental and socio-political constraints;
    5. Communicate effectively and work on multidisciplinary teams;
    6. Be aware of professional and ethical responsibilities, and contemporary issues, and appreciate the societal, economic, and environmental impacts of engineering;
    7. Enter professional practice or graduate school with a set of skills to be successful.

     

    The B.S. program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)

    The objectives of our bachelor degree programs are to train computer scientists who will be able to:

    a. Successfully engage in professional practice in the computing sciences or apply computer science tools and techniques to another field of interest.

    b. Pursue advanced study in the computing sciences.

    c. Behave in a professional and ethical manner.

    d. Work successfully in both independent and team environments.

    Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)

    The bachelor of science in computer science degree program provides for the acquisition of the following knowledge base and skill set:

    a. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.

    b. An ability to analyze a problem, and idenitfy and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

    c. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.

    d. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.

    e. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilites.

    f. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

    g. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.

    h. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.

    i. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

    j. 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.

    k. An ability to apply design and develpment principles in the constrution of software systems of varying complexity.

     

    The B.S. program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)

    The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the electrical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University describe what EE graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. The PEOs are determined in consultation with the Electrical and Computer Engineering External Advisory Committee and approved by the ECE faculty.

    The educational objectives of the EE program are:

    1. Our graduates will become successful practitioners in engineering and other diverse careers.
    2. Some graduates will pursue advanced degree programs in engineering and other disciplines.
    Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)

    Students graduating with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering will have demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Understand advanced mathematics, probability and statistics, basic science, and computer science, and apply this knowledge to electrical engineering disciplines;
    2. Design, conduct, evaluate and report experiments, including analysis and statistical interpretation of data;
    3. Identify, formulate and solve electrical engineering problems;
    4. Use basic concepts and modern engineering tools (laboratory instrumentation and computer hardware and software) to design electrical engineering systems, components and processes to meet specifications, taking into account cost, safety, environmental and socio-political constraints;
    5. Communicate effectively and work on multidisciplinary teams;
    6. Be aware of professional and ethical responsibilities, and contemporary issues, and appreciate the societal, economic, and environmental impacts of engineering;
    7. Enter professional practice or graduate school with a set of skills to be successful.

     

    The B.S. program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)

    Educate a select group of science-oriented engineers who, after graduation, will be successful and on track to become leaders among their peers as (1) advanced students in the best graduate programs in engineering, science, medical schools, or law schools, and (2) as engineers in industry, government laboratories and other organizations. In these endeavors, they will:

    • apply and cultivate their understanding and mastery of the fundamental scientific, engineering, and professional principles at the foundation of Mechanics,
    • apply advanced mathematical, computational and experimental techniques to respond to demands of advanced technology, economy, and efficiency that put an ever-increasing premium on the quantitative aspects of engineering,
    • contribute to society as broadly educated, articulate, and ethical citizens, who are at ease in cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams, and
    • strive to continually update and renew their knowledge throughout their careers, to excel in a rapidly changing world.
    Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)

    Students graduating from the B.S. in Engineering Mechanics will have demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Understand and apply the fundamentals of mathematics (through linear algebra and multivariate calculus), numerical methods, statistical analysis and physical sciences (physics and chemistry) necessary to attain competence in the mechanics or related disciplines such as applied physics, bioengineering or other scientific/engineering disciplines.
    2. Understand the interplay between engineering science and the design, evaluation and reporting of experiments including analysis and statistical interpretation of data.
    3. Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems in the mechanical sciences.
    4. Use basic concepts from the mechanical sciences, mathematics, the basic sciences and related subjects, as well as modern engineering tools, to design mechanical engineering components and processes, taking into account constraints such as manufacturability, cost, safety, environmental and socio-political impacts.
    5. Enter graduate school and/or professional practice with the tools needed for life-long learning and the recognition of its importance.
    6. Use effective communication, multidisciplinary teamwork, and possess awareness of professional and ethical responsibilities, and an appreciation of the societal, economic, and environmental impacts of engineering.

     

    The B.S. program in Engineering Mechanics is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)

    The Program in Environmental Engineering educates students to think critically, communicate clearly, and collaborate effectively as they apply the fundamental scientific principles of engineering to environmental problems. We emphasize the importance of intellectual growth, professional ethics, and service to society.

    Our graduates are prepared to be successful (1) engineering professionals in private and governmental organizations, and (2) students in the best graduate programs.

     

    Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)

    Students graduating with a B.S. in Environmenal Engineering will have demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Understand the principles upon which engineering practice is based, including the physical, chemical, and biological science, mathematics and scientific computation; economics; and engineering science.
    2. Have knowledge and skills to design, conduct, and evaluate experiments.
    3. Understand the cross-media (air, water, earth) nature of environmental problems and the need for multidisciplinary approaches to their solution.
    4. Be able to design systems, compnents, or processes that provide engineering solutions to environmental problems given realizstic economic, social, political, ethical, health, saftey, and sustainability contstraints.
    5. Demonstrate critical thinking skills and an ability for independent study needed to engage in life-long learning.
    6. Possess knowledge and skills to identify, formulate, and implement solutions to engineering problems using modern engineering tools and synthesizing different fields of knowledge.
    7. Can communicate both orally and in writing, and effectively function in multidisciplinary teams.
    8. Are broadly educated to understand contemporary issues, the social nature of environmental problems, and the context in which environmental engineering is practiced in modern society.
    9. Have access to specialized training through coursework and research.
    10. Understand professional ethics and the value of service through participation in technical activities and in professional organizations.

     

    The B.S. program in Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)

    Our program educational objectives are stated as follows:

    Graduates of the Materials Science and Engineering Program:

    1. Pursue careers that include advanced graduate studies in materials science and engineering or careers in related areas of science and engineering or professional disciplines that benefit from and understanding of materials science and engineering such as medicine, business or law.
    2. Employ elements of the research process in their careers including the use of:

    – critical reasoning to identify fundamental issues and establish directions for investigation;
    – creative processes to define specific plans for problem solution; and
    – analytical though to interpret results and place them within a broader context.

     

    Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)

    At completion of the degree program, students in Materials Science and Engineering will have:

    1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (to solve problems related to materials science and engineering)
    2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (using statistical, computational or mathematical methods)
    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 – the design process
    4. 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 –  recognition of constraints within design
    5. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
    6. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
    7. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
    8. an ability to communicate effectively (writing)
    9. an ability to communicate effectively (oral presentation)
    10. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
    11. a recognition of the need for an ability to engage in life-long learning
    12. a knowledge of contemporary issues
    13. an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
    14. the ability to apply advanced science (such as chemistry and physics) and engineering principles to materials systems
    15. the ability to integrate understanding of the scientific and engineering principles underlying the four major elements: structure, properties, processing, and performance related to material systems appropriate to the field
    16. the ability to apply and integrate knowledge from each of the above four elements of the field to solve materials selection and design problems
    17. the ability to utilize experimental, statistical and computational methods consistent with the program educational objectives

     

    The B.S. program in Materials Science & Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,http://www.abet.org.

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)

    Educate a select group of engineers who, after graduation, will be successful and on track to become leaders among their peers as (1) engineers in industry, government laboratories and other organizations, and (2) advanced students in the best graduate programs. In these endeavors, they will:

    • Apply and cultivate their understanding and mastery of the fundamental scientific, engineering, and professional principles at the foundation of Mechanical Engineering;
    • Apply advanced mathematical, computational and experimental techniques to respond to demands of advanced technology, economy, and efficiency that put an ever-increasing premium on the quantitative aspects of engineering;
    • Contribute to society as broadly educated, articulate, and ethical citizens, who are at ease in multidisciplinary teams; and
    • Strive to continually update and renew their knowledge throughout their careers, to excel in a rapidly changing world.
    Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)

    Students graduating from the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering will have demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Understand and apply the fundamentals of mathematics (through linear algebra and multivariate calculus), numerical methods, statistical analysis and physical sciences (physics and chemistry) necessary to attain competence in the mechanical engineering disciplines;
    2. Design, conduct, evaluate and report experiments including analysis and statistical interpretation of data;
    3. Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems in the areas of thermo-fluid and mechanical systems;
    4. Use basic concepts from the mechanical engineering sciences, modern engineering tools (machine-tools, laboratory instrumentation, and computer hardware and software), and related subjects to design mechanical engineering components and processes, taking into account constraints such as manufacturability, cost, safety, environmental and socio-political impacts;
    5. Enter professional practice and/or graduate school, with the recognition of the need for life-long learning and the ability to pursue it;
    6. Use effective communication, multidisciplinary teamwork, and possess awareness of professional and ethical responsibilities, and an appreciation of the societal, economic, and environmental impacts of engineering.

     

    The B.S. program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

 

Additional resources

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The B.S. program in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The B.S. program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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