Engineering Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Sweet Briar engineering program graduates will:

  1. enter and succeed in professional engineering practice or enroll and succeed in engineering graduate degree programs;
  2. succeed in leadership positions in industry, academia or nonprofit organizations; and
  3. be committed to using engineering and technology to improve the lives of others.

Student Outcomes

The engineering program student outcomes are ABET-designated (1)-(7). Sweet Briar engineering students attain:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics;
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors;
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts;
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives;
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; and
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.