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Accreditation

The TCU engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) or ABET (http://www.abet.org).

Program Objectives

In developing a program with a strong foundation in engineering within a traditional liberal arts setting, the faculty and staff of the Department of Engineering (with input from other constituents) have established the following Program Educational Objectives. In their careers, we expect engineering graduates to:
•    Apply scientific and mathematical fundamentals in the professional practice of engineering or other related fields.
•    Use effective communication and team skills to work and lead within their professions and communities.
•    Demonstrate integrity, responsibility, and accountability in their professional activities.
•    Be motivated to engage in life-long learning and professional development.

Program Stakeholders

•    Students and their families
•    TCU engineering faculty and their families
•    Employers (primarily in the Metroplex)
•    College of Science & Engineering
•    The Dean of the College
•    TCU engineering Alumni

 Secondary Stakeholders

•    TCU Administration and the Board of Trustees
•    Professional schools
•    TCU Engineering Board of Advisors
•    TCU military ROTC departments
•    Educational outreach programs
•    Professional societies
•    Companies dependent on TCU for engineering consultants

Program Outcomes

All graduates are expected to demonstrate the following:

•    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 interdisciplinary 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
•    ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice