Like any new engineering degree program, the recently launched integrative engineering program is not eligible for accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of (ABET) www.abet.org until it has its first cohort of graduates, expected in spring 2023. The following year Lafayette will submit a self-study to ABET, and then be visited by ABET program evaluators. Assuming a successful completion of this process, Lafayette graduates’ degrees will then be fully accredited by ABET under the general engineering criteria.
In preparing for the accreditation process, Lafayette will comply with all applicable ABET policies, procedures, and criteria. Accordingly the mission statement of the program is provided below along with the program educational objectives and program outcomes.
The Integrative Engineering program is grounded in a systems perspective that leverages methods and concepts from across engineering disciplines within a liberal arts environment. The program provides opportunities for students in cross-disciplinary fields of engineering, preparing them for both engineering practice and advanced study. Graduates will be inclusive and creative collaborators, flexible problem solvers, and system-thinkers, with the ability to communicate across boundaries, lead multidisciplinary teams, and adapt to the challenges of a changing world.
The Integrative Engineering program will produce graduates that, within a few years after graduation will:
PEO 1) apply their foundation in system modeling and analysis techniques and in engineering design to lead efforts to address evolving societal, technical, and entrepreneurial challenges.
PEO 2) demonstrate excellent written, graphical, and oral communication skills that enable them to articulate technical and non-technical information to varied audiences.
PEO 3) be effective and inclusive collaborators, contributing to and leading multidisciplinary teams.
PEO 4) value diverse perspectives, backgrounds and approaches.
PEO 5) pursue lifelong learning as adaptive individuals who continually develop new skills and areas of expertise, and have the ability to engage in graduate study or other professional education.
PEO 6) conduct themselves professionally and ethically, and will be recognized for their integrity and high professional standards.
Students will have:
SO 1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
SO2 ) 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
SO 3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
SO 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
SO 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
SO 6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
SO 7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
These Student Outcomes are identical with ABET EAC Criterion 3 Student Outcomes