College of Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Student outcomes refer to the important capabilities and skills that a student should possess as a graduate of one of the engineering undergraduate programs in the department. Outcomes for both agricultural engineering (AE) and biological engineering (BE) are divided into two groups: "basic engineering skills" and "professional and personal skills."
Basic Engineering Skills
Graduates of this program will demonstrate:
- An ability to apply 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 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 identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Professional and Personal Skills
Graduates of these programs will demonstrate:
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- 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, lifelong learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.