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ABET Accreditation

ABET, the recognized accreditor for university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology, currently accredits more than 3,700 programs in 30 countries.  ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


The Clemson programs below are currently accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Please click on the program’s name to view its current program educational objectives* and student outcomes**.

* Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.
** 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.  

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
  • Graduates of our undergraduate program are expected three to five years out to:
    • Pursue successful technical or professional careers.
    • Engage in ongoing learning to maintain a current knowledge in a world of constantly evolving technology.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)
  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • (l) an ability to apply principles of engineering, biology, human physiology, chemistry, calculus-based physics, mathematics (through differential equations), and statistics to solve biomedical engineering problems
  • (m) an ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems
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  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
    • Our graduates will advance the biosystems engineering profession or related fields through resilient engineering design, scientific innovation, program management or teaching.
    • Our graduates will enhance our world through professional endeavors within sustainable biosystems engineering practice.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)
  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
BE HOME PAGE
  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
  • The undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering at Clemson University aims to produce graduates who within 3 to 5 years of graduation will:
    • Successfully practice chemical engineering and provide leadership in industry, government organizations, or higher education.
    • Pursue further education in chemical engineering, other engineering or science disciplines, medicine, law, or business.
    • Generate, disseminate, and apply chemical engineering knowledge to solve contemporary challenges.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)
  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
  • Within 3 to 5 years after program completion, graduates will be expected to:
    • Develop a professional platform to provide leadership in expanding the field of civil engineering to meet 21st century infrastructure and environmental challenges at the local, national and global levels.
    • Be leaders in the profession through professional licensure, developing innovative and cross-disciplinary solutions, provide meaningful service and participating in cutting edge research.
    • Have demonstrated a strategy of continuous learning and professional development.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)
  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
CE HOME PAGE
  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
    • Graduates will be successful with careers in industry, academia or the public sector, or in achieving advanced degrees. Their activities will be characterized by an adherence to sound professional practices, good judgment, and the highest ethical principles.
    • Graduates who follow a career path in Computer Engineering will demonstrate peer-recognized expertise and the potential for innovation in at least one of the core areas of Computer Engineering, such as architecture, communications, computer networks, security, signal processing, robotics, electronic systems, high performance computing, embedded systems, or software.
    • Graduates will demonstrate the desire and capability to grow in professional ability throughout their careers through graduate study, professional improvement opportunities, or self-study.
    • Graduates will exhibit leadership and initiative to advance professional and organizational goals and will facilitate the achievements of others in new and existing enterprises.
    • Graduates will exhibit professional communications skills and cultural awareness, and they will use these traits to be effective community, team, and organizational contributors and leaders.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)
  • Computer Engineering graduates should demonstrate:
  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
ECE HOME PAGE
  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
    • Graduates will be successful with careers in industry, academia or the public sector, or in achieving advanced degrees. Their activities will be characterized by an adherence to sound professional practices, good judgment, and the highest ethical principles.
    • Graduates who follow a career path in Electrical Engineering will demonstrate peer-recognized expertise and the potential for innovation in at least one of the core areas of Electrical Engineering such as circuits, communications, signal processing, controls, electromagnetics, optics, power and energy, electronics, robotics, or digital systems.
    • Graduates will demonstrate the desire and capability to grow in professional ability throughout their careers through graduate study, professional improvement opportunities, or self-study.
    • Graduates will exhibit leadership and initiative to advance professional and organizational goals and will facilitate the achievements of others in new and existing enterprises.
    • Graduates will exhibit professional communications skills and cultural awareness, and they will use these traits to be effective community, team, and organizational contributors and leaders.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)
  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
ECE HOME PAGE
  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
    • Our graduates will be advancing in careers utilizing the skills gained through their environmental engineering education.
    • Our environmental engineering graduates will continue to learn and adapt to a changing world.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)
  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
EEES HOME PAGE
  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
  • Within three to five years after graduation Industrial Engineering alumni will achieve the following objectives:
    • Build a record of successful work experiences designing, developing, implementing and/or improving engineering systems.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development through their pursuit of professional certification, advanced degrees, and/or knowledge of advances in their field.
    • Take on greater responsibility or leadership roles in their workplace, profession and/or community.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)
  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
    • Our graduates demonstrate expertise in problem solving through creative and effective application of fundamental knowledge, integral engineering practices and clear communication.
    • Our graduates will possess world-class knowledge and continuously seek to expand their current knowledge base that will position them at the forefront of their field, whether in industry, government or higher education.
    • Our graduates will be innovative leaders in their respective fields of engineering and science, leveraging their skills, knowledge, and experience to address engineering grand challenges at the global scale.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3) VERIFY THESE
  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
  • Our graduates, three to five years past graduation:
    • are contributing to improving and providing innovative solutions for the products and services in their industry and engineering profession.
    • have advanced in level of responsibility, demonstrate leadership and assume the responsibilities of citizenship including service, mentoring, and effective collaboration.
    • are making an impact solving both local and global technical, environmental, medical, business and social challenges.
    • engaged in advanced study, are progressing and have attained advanced learning.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)
  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
ME HOME PAGE

The Clemson programs below are currently accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Please click on the program’s name to view its current program educational objectives* and student outcomes**.

* Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.
** 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.  

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
    • Graduates will be employed in the computing profession and will be engaged in learning, understanding, and applying new ideas and technologies as the computing field evolves.
    • Graduates with an interest in, and aptitude for, advanced studies will have completed or be actively pursuing graduate studies.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)
    • 1. Graduates will be able to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
    • 2. Graduates will be able to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
    • 3. Graduates will be able to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems that function in accordance with specifications.
    • 4. Graduates will be able to express ideas effectively in oral and written communications.
    • 5. Graduates will be able to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
    • 6. Graduates will be able to understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
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The Clemson programs below are currently accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Please click on the program’s name to view its current program educational objectives* and student outcomes**.

* Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.
** 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.  

  • Program Educational Objectives (Criterion 2)ABET Logo
    • EHP alumni will advance in responsibility in their careers in environmental health physics.
    • EHP alumni will make significant professional contributions in independent research, project leadership or professional leadership.
  • Student Outcomes (Criterion 3)
  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) 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
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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