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Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)*

The program educational objectives of the biosystems engineering program are based on the intellectual and professional development of our students. Graduates of the biosystems engineering program are expected within a few years of graduation to have: 

  • Established themselves as practicing professionals or engaged in advanced study in agricultural, biological, environmental engineering or related areas. 
  • Demonstrated their ability to work successfully as a responsible professional and function effectively on a professional team.  

Student Outcomes (SOs)*

The biosystems and agricultural engineering faculty has adopted the engineering criteria “a” through “k” student outcomes. 
In order to fulfill the Program Education Objectives, the student graduating from BAE should have:

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, lifelong learning 
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues 
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice