Accreditation & Outcome Reporting

In order to maintain the quality of our engineering & engineering technology programs, the School of Engineering & Technology implements continuous improvement mechanisms including feedback from its industrial advisory board, students, alumni, and others. For transparency purposes, the School also reports key information about its programs. This page specifically includes information about program accreditation including mission, goals, program educational objectives and student outcomes. It also includes the pass rates for the Fundamentals of Engineering national exam.

ABET Accreditation

Computer Engineering

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The School of Engineering & Technology’s Computer Engineering bachelor’s degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical Engineering

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The School of Engineering & Technology’s Electrical Engineering bachelor’s degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Mechanical Engineering

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The School of Engineering & Technology’s Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

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The School of Engineering & Technology’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical Engineering Technology

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The School of Engineering & Technology’s Electrical Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Mission, Vision, Goals, Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

Mission

The mission of LSSU’s School of Engineering & Technology is to produce broadly sought-after engineers and engineering technologists with multi-disciplinary competence by providing an academically thorough education that is both foundational and applied, led by faculty and staff dedicated to undergraduate learning.

Vision

LSSU’s School of Engineering & Technology will continue to be an attractive option for first-time and transfer students seeking a high-quality, technologically-relevant engineering or engineering technology education in the Great Lakes region while striving to increase our visibility regionally, nationally, and globally. The School will also maintain its student focus, its emphasis on both practical and foundational learning, and its traditional engineering and engineering technology programs. Furthermore, it will expand and enhance multi-disciplinary programs such as robotics.

Goals

  1. Deliver an undergraduate education that is current and provides knowledge and skills to be successful in professional careers or graduate school.
  2. Provide programs that focus on the applications of fundamental principles of engineering, technology, mathematics, science, and computing to benefit society.
  3. Provide courses which incorporate and develop skills in communication, design, ethics, teamwork, technology, and capstone experiences relevant to the students’ degrees.
  4. Provide an education and opportunities for students with diverse abilities to enhance their professional growth and capacity for life-long learning.
  5. Engage in continuous improvement activities through ongoing external and internal reviews
  6. Enable faculty, staff, and students to apply engineering solutions that support regional economic growth and develop intellectual property.
  7. Maintain the School’s viability, productivity, and effectiveness by supporting enrollment, retention, and placement initiatives.
  8. Provide a supportive environment in which faculty, staff, and students are recognized as essential in the realization of the mission.

Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

Computer Engineering, BS

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years after graduation*, graduates of the Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics Engineering programs are expected to:

I. have applied engineering knowledge, skills, technology, and/or innovative techniques to solve problems in their professions.
II. have demonstrated application of design and/or research principles guided by technical, practical, ethical, and other societal needs.
III. have worked and communicated effectively with people of varying technical and non-technical backgrounds.
IV. have set professional goals, experienced professional growth, engaged in ongoing professional development and learning activities.
V. be capable self-learners and make meaningful contributions to society.

*Assuming the graduates pursue jobs and/or advanced studies in fields related to their program.

Program Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics Engineering programs will have:

    1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    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
    3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    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
    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
    6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Electrical Engineering, BS

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years after graduation*, graduates of the Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics Engineering programs are expected to:

I. have applied engineering knowledge, skills, technology, and/or innovative techniques to solve problems in their professions.
II. have demonstrated application of design and/or research principles guided by technical, practical, ethical, and other societal needs.
III. have worked and communicated effectively with people of varying technical and non-technical backgrounds.
IV. have set professional goals, experienced professional growth, engaged in ongoing professional development and learning activities.
V. be capable self-learners and make meaningful contributions to society.

*Assuming the graduates pursue jobs and/or advanced studies in fields related to their program.

Program Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics Engineering programs will have:

    1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    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
    3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    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
    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
    6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Electrical Engineering Technology, BS and AS

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years after graduation*, graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs are expected to:

I. have demonstrated the ability to design, build and/or improve practical technical systems, tests, or processes through the application of engineering technology knowledge, hardware/software tools, mathematics and science.
II. have adapted to the digitalization and technological advancements in their line of work.
III. have worked and communicated effectively with people of varying technical and non-technical backgrounds.
IV. be capable self-learners, team members, and leaders to make meaningful contributions to society.

*Assuming the graduates pursue jobs and/or advanced studies in fields related to their program.

Program Student Outcomes, Bachelor degree

By the time of graduation, students will have:

(1) an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

(2) an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

(3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

(4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and

(5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Program Student Outcomes, Associate degree

By the time of graduation, students will have

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles by extensive practical knowledge;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
  5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
  6. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
  9. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, BS and AS

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years after graduation*, graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs are expected to:

I. have demonstrated the ability to design, build and/or improve practical technical systems, tests, or processes through the application of engineering technology knowledge, hardware/software tools, mathematics and science.
II. have adapted to the digitalization and technological advancements in their line of work.
III. have worked and communicated effectively with people of varying technical and non-technical backgrounds.
IV. be capable self-learners, team members, and leaders to make meaningful contributions to society.

*Assuming the graduates pursue jobs and/or advanced studies in fields related to their program.

Program Student Outcomes, Bachelor degree

By the time of graduation, students will have:

(1) an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

(2) an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

(3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

(4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and

(5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Program Student Outcomes, Associate degree

By the time of graduation, students will have

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles by extensive practical knowledge;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
  5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
  6. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
  9. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Mechanical Engineering, BS

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years after graduation*, graduates of the Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics Engineering programs are expected to:

I. have applied engineering knowledge, skills, technology, and/or innovative techniques to solve problems in their professions.
II. have demonstrated application of design and/or research principles guided by technical, practical, ethical, and other societal needs.
III. have worked and communicated effectively with people of varying technical and non-technical backgrounds.
IV. have set professional goals, experienced professional growth, engaged in ongoing professional development and learning activities.
V. be capable self-learners and make meaningful contributions to society.

*Assuming the graduates pursue jobs and/or advanced studies in fields related to their program.

Program Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics Engineering programs will have:

    1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    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
    3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    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
    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
    6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Robotics Engineering, BS

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years after graduation*, graduates of the Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics Engineering programs are expected to:

I. have applied engineering knowledge, skills, technology, and/or innovative techniques to solve problems in their professions.
II. have demonstrated application of design and/or research principles guided by technical, practical, ethical, and other societal needs.
III. have worked and communicated effectively with people of varying technical and non-technical backgrounds.
IV. have set professional goals, experienced professional growth, engaged in ongoing professional development and learning activities.
V. be capable self-learners and make meaningful contributions to society.

*Assuming the graduates pursue jobs and/or advanced studies in fields related to their program.

Program Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics Engineering programs will have:

    1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    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
    3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    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
    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
    6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Graduation by Program

Computer Engineering

  • Academic Year 2018-2019:
    • Graduates Fall 2018 + Spring & Summer 2019: (2)
    • Enrollment Fall 2018: 18 Full-Time + 1 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2017-2018:
    • Graduates Fall 2017 + Spring & Summer 2018: (3)
    • Enrollment Fall 2017: 18 Full-Time + 2 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2016-2017:
    • Graduates Fall 2016 + Spring & Summer 2017: (4)
    • Enrollment Fall 2016: 25 Full-Time + 1 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2015-2016:
    • Graduates Fall 2015 + Spring & Summer 2016: (6)
    • Enrollment Fall 2015: 23 Full-Time + 1 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2014-2015:
    • Graduates Fall 2014 + Spring & Summer 2015: (2)
    • Enrollment Fall 2014: 17 Full-Time + 0 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2013-2014:
    • Graduates Fall 2013 + Spring & Summer 2014: (4)
    • Enrollment Fall 2013: 19 Full-Time + 0 Part-Time

Electrical Engineering

  • Academic Year 2018-2019:
    • Graduates Fall 2018 + Spring & Summer 2019: (1)
    • Enrollment Fall 2018: 26 Full-Time + 0 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2017-2018:
    • Graduates Fall 2017 + Spring & Summer 2018: (4)
    • Enrollment Fall 201733 Full-Time + 1 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2016-2017:
    • Graduates Fall 2016 + Spring & Summer 2017: (5)
    • Enrollment Fall 2016: 24 Full-Time + 2 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2015-2016:
    • Graduates Fall 2015 + Spring & Summer 2016: (3)
    • Enrollment Fall 2015: 22 Full-Time + 1 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2014-2015:
    • Graduates Fall 2014 + Spring & Summer 2015: (1)
    • Enrollment Fall 2014: 21 Full-Time + 3 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2013-2014:
    • Graduates Fall 2013 + Spring & Summer 2014: (11)
    • Enrollment Fall 2013: 26 Full-Time + 3 Part-Time

Electrical Engineering Technology

  • Academic Year 2018-2019:
    • Graduates Fall 2018 + Spring & Summer 2019: (0)
    • Enrollment Fall 2018: 11 Full-Time + 0 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2017-2018:
    • Graduates Fall 2017 + Spring & Summer 2018: (1)
    • Enrollment Fall 2017: 4 Full-Time + 1 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2016-2017:
    • Graduates Fall 2016 + Spring & Summer 2017: (5)
    • Enrollment Fall 2016: 11 Full-Time + 0 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2015-2016:
    • Graduates Fall 2015 + Spring & Summer 2016: (1)
    • Enrollment Fall 2015: 17
  • Academic Year 2014-2015:
    • Graduates Fall 2014 + Spring & Summer 2015: (2)
    • Enrollment Fall 2014: 14
  • Academic Year 2013-2014:
    • Graduates Fall 2013 + Spring & Summer 2014: (0)
    • Enrollment Fall 2013: 13

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

  • Academic Year 2018-2019:
    • Graduates Fall 2018 + Spring & Summer 2019: (2)
    • Enrollment Fall 2018: 21 Full-Time + 2 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2017-2018:
    • Graduates Fall 2017 + Spring & Summer 2018: (7)
    • Enrollment Fall 2017: 23 Full-Time + 4 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2016-2017:
    • Graduates Fall 2016 + Spring & Summer 2017: (10)
    • Enrollment Fall 2016: 30 Full-Time + 5 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2015-2016:
    • Graduates Fall 2015 + Spring & Summer 2016: (6)
    • Enrollment Fall 2015: 39
  • Academic Year 2014-2015:
    • Graduates Fall 2014 + Spring & Summer 2015: (4)
    • Enrollment Fall 2014: 30
  • Academic Year 2013-2014:
    • Graduates Fall 2013 + Spring & Summer 2014: (2)
    • Enrollment Fall 2013: 21

Mechanical Engineering

  • Academic Year 2018-2019:
    • Graduates Fall 2018 + Spring & Summer 2019: (14)
    • Enrollment Fall 2018: 90 Full-Time + 6 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2017-2018:
    • Graduates Fall 2017 + Spring & Summer 2018: (15)
    • Enrollment Fall 2017: 84 Full-Time + 8 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2016-2017:
    • Graduates Fall 2016 + Spring & Summer 2017: (18)
    • Enrollment Fall 2016: 93 Full-Time + 6 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2015-2016:
    • Graduates Fall 2015 + Spring & Summer 2016: (5)
    • Enrollment Fall 2015: 86 Full-Time + 8 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2014-2015:
    • Graduates Fall 2014 + Spring & Summer 2015: (6)
    • Enrollment Fall 2014: 87 Full-Time + 4 Part-Time
  • Academic Year 2013-2014:
    • Graduates Fall 2013 + Spring & Summer 2014: (13)
    • Enrollment Fall 2013: 84 Full-Time + 6 Part-Time

Robotics Engineering

  • Academic Year 2018-2019:
    • Graduates Fall 2018 + Spring & Summer 2019: (0)
    • Enrollment Fall 2018: 2 Full-Time + 0 Part-Time

National Exam Eligibility & Pass Rates

Fundamentals of Engineering National Exam – Eligible Programs:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Pass Rates:

Exam Pass Rates
Date Discipline Examinees Passed
2010-2017
Summary 44 42 (~95%)
Jan-Jun 2017
Electrical – Electrical and Computer 1 0
Jan- Jun 2016
Mechanical – Mechanical 1 1
June-Nov 2015
Electrical – Electrical and Computer 1 1
October 2014
Undergraduate – Electrical Engineering 2 2
April 2014
Undergraduate – Electrical & Computer Engineering 1 1
Undergraduate – Mechanical Engineering: Other 1 1
April 2013
Undergraduate – Electrical Engineering 3 3
Undergraduate – Mechanical Engineering 2 1
Graduate – Electrical Engineering 1 1
April 2012
Undergraduate – Electrical Engineering 1 1
Undergraduate – Mechanical 5 5
Undergraduate – Other 2 2
Other Graduate – Other 1 1
Other Graduate – Mechanical Engineering 1 1
ME Graduate – Mechanical Engineering 1 1
October 2011
Undergraduate – Electrical Engineering 1 1
April 2011
Undergraduate – Electrical Engineering 4 4
Undergraduate – Mechanical Engineering 5 5
Undergraduate – Other 2 2
Graduate – Other 1 1
Other Graduate – Mechanical Engineering 1 1
ME Graduate – Mechanical Engineering 1 1
April 2010
Undergraduate – Computer Engineering / Electrical Engineering 1 1
Undergraduate – Electrical Engineering 1 1
Undergraduate – Mechanical Engineering 2 2
Undergraduate – Mechanical Engineering / Other 1 1

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