Undergraduate Program Outcomes
- Undergraduate Program Outcomes are the skills, knowledge, and understandings that must be demonstrated by NMSU CHME undergraduates by the time of graduation to achieve the Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives.
- Assessment Methods are designed to measure student performance relative to these outcomes. Student outcomes have been mapped against course content.
- Assessment methods and results can be found in the program self study.
Students must 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 function on multidisciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- 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 life-long learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Program Criteria (defined by Lead Society: American Institute of Chemical Engineers) that apply to engineering programs that include “chemical,” “biochemical,” “biomolecular,” or similar modifiers in their titles.
The curriculum must provide a thorough grounding in the basic sciences including chemistry, physics, and/or biology, with some content at an advanced level, as appropriate to the objectives of the program. The curriculum must include the engineering application of these basic sciences to the design, analysis, and control of chemical, physical, and/or biological processes, including the hazards associated with these processes.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
A mapping of the changes to ABET criteria has been developed to further assist with understanding.
Graduate Program Outcomes
Graduate Program Outcomes must be demonstrated by NMSU CHME graduate students to achieve the Graduate Program Educational Objectives.
Assessment Methods are designed to measure student and graduate performance relative to these outcomes. Students must…
- demonstrate depth of knowledge of chemical engineering;
- complete an independent research project, resulting in at least a thesis/dissertation and peer-reviewed journal article(s);
- demonstrate the ability to defend their research in front of a panel of experts;
- demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in their chosen area of research.