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. Because Wake’s program is being planned with the class of 2021 in mind, we expect to apply for ABET accreditation in the year 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.

B.S. Engineering – Wake Forest University

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 WFU B.S. Engineering Program Educational Objectives aim to support our graduates’ ability to:

  1. Demonstrate versatility and adaptability in applying depth and breadth of engineering fundamental knowledge, skills, and mindsets to diverse real-world applications and career trajectories (i.e. careers in research, industry, government, and business both within and beyond engineering).
  2. Integrate virtuous decision making, effective communication, entrepreneurial mindset, and inclusive collaboration towards innovative professional practice.
  3. Embody a commitment towards active and engaged lifelong learning for the betterment of one’s personal and professional self and society.

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 WFU B.S. Engineering Student Outcomes 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.

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