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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 members have adopted the engineering criteria “1” through “7” student outcomes. 
In order to fulfill the Program Education Objectives, the student graduating from BAE should 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.