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College of Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Student Outcomes

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.