ABET Accreditation

Students

The undergraduate program in biological engineering, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering, is accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Visit http://www.abet.org. The program was first accredited by the Engineer's Council for Professional Development, the predecessor to ABET, in 1955 and has retained that status ever since. The date of the next comprehensive review is 2014-2015.

Program Educational Objective

The faculty of the Biological Engineering program seeks to provide a challenging technical education in a safe, secure and inclusive learning environment that promotes a desire for service and prepares graduates to:

  •  Successfully practice engineering involving the design and management of sustainable water, food, energy and related biological systems,
  •  Make ethical, valuable and sustained contributions that benefit employers, communities, Arkansas and the world, and
  •   Succeed in graduate education or continuing professional development, as needed for professional growth and licensure.

Student Outcomes

In order to prepare graduates to attain our Educational Objective, the following student outcomes were defined:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Constituents

  • Current Students

  • Graduates of the program

  • Employers of graduates

  • Faculty of the Department