ABET Accreditation

ABET Information

The Robotics Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org  

Educational Objectives

The Robotics Engineering Program strives to educate men and women to:

  • Have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Engineering.
  • Apply these abstract concepts and practical skills to design and construct robots and robotic systems for diverse applications.
  • Have the imagination to see how robotics can be used to improve society and the entrepreneurial background and spirit to make their ideas become reality.
  • Demonstrate the ethical behavior and standards expected of responsible professionals functioning in a diverse society.

Program Outcomes

Graduating students will have:

  • an ability to apply broad 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 robotic 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 multi-disciplinary 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, and
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Student Enrollment Data

Click here for Engineering student enrollment and graduate data on each program (reference pages 21, 31 and 36).

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