Accreditation

The planned curriculum has been designed to satisfy the requirements necessary for ABET accreditation. However, an engineering program cannot apply for ABET accreditation until after the program has graduated its first class, which in our case is May 2021. Thus, we expect to seek ABET accreditation following the graduation of the Class of 2021. Any program that earns ABET accreditation has the accreditation applied retroactively to the previous year’s class, i.e., to the class of 2021.

Wake Forest University – Bachelor of Science Engineering Degree

Program Educational Objectives – Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

The Program Educational Objectives of the WFU Bachelor of Science Engineering degree aim to support our graduates’ ability to:

Program Education Objective 1: Demonstrate versatility and adaptability in applying engineering fundamental knowledge, skills, and mindsets to diverse career trajectories within or beyond engineering.

Program Education Objective 2: Integrate ethical decision making, effective communication, inclusive collaboration, and innovative thinking towards professional practice with and for diverse stakeholders.

Program Education Objective 3: Actively engage in lifelong learning for the betterment of one’s personal and professional self with the ultimate goal of serving society and human flourishing.

Student Outcomes – Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

The Student Outcomes of the WFU Bachelor of Science Engineering degree describe the abilities of our graduates:

Student Outcome 1: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

Student Outcome 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.

Student Outcome 3: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

Student Outcome 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.

Student Outcome 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.

Student Outcome 6: an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

Student Outcome 7: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Enrollment and Graduation Data: The table below presents annual student enrollment and graduation data for the Bachelor of Science Engineering degree. 

Academic Year Enrollment Year Total
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2020-2021 Full Time 64 46 46 43 199
2019-2020 Full Time 62 49 43 0 154
2018-2019 Full Time 95 44 0 0 139
2017-2018 Full Time 60 0 0 0 60

Want to Learn More?

Contact us at engineer@nullwfu.edu if you’re interested in learning more about our efforts toward ABET accreditation.


The inaugural graduating class (Class of 2021) receiving a Bachelor of Science Engineering degree at WFU was 43.