AGEN - ABET Accreditation


ABET Accreditation: Agricultural Engineering


The B.S. Degree in Agricultural Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering is to educate engineers and managers, conduct research, and transfer engineering technology to benefit Nebraska's biological systems.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering (AGEN) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. All ABET-accredited programs must publish their Program Objectives for access by employers, parents, students, and others interested in what graduates of the program are expected to be capable of doing once they enter the workforce. The following are the Program Objectives for Agricultural Engineering at the University of Nebraska.

A few years after graduation, AGEN graduates (whether they are involved in machine design, product and performance testing, soil and water resources, or other professional endeavors such as business or law) will be:
  1. Applying their unique educational backgrounds in agricultural engineering by providing appropriate solutions to problems and adding value to the research, development, and design processes encountered in a variety of work environments.
  2. Considering systems as a whole when solving problems, looking beyond components and subsystems individually.
  3. Confidently using the necessary elements of mathematics, statistics, physical science, engineering, computer-based measurement and analysis tools and current literature in solving problems and providing design solutions.
  4. Successfully integrating technical knowledge with organizational, listening, communication, and interpersonal skills to lead and work effectively in teams, and to respectfully articulate the role of engineering decisions in the workplace, community, and world.
  5. Responsibly addressing issues such as health and safety, personal and professional ethics, cultural diversity, as well as the social, environmental, and global impacts of their work.
  6. Continuing their personal growth, professional development, and professional and community service, through various opportunities provided by institutions, professional organizations, and other venues.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Agricultural Engineering program are the following:

A An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
B An ability to design and conduct experiments, utilize probability and statistics, 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 teams, including multi-disciplinary 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.
I A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
J A knowledge of contemporary issues.
K An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

A matrix indicating where the A.1-K criteria are satisfied within our curriculum is below.
Agricultural engineering program courses by student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Required Agricultural Engineering Coursework A B C D E F G H I J K
AGEN 100 – Introduction to Biological Engineering and Agricultural Engineering 3   3 3 3 1 3 1 2 1  
AGEN 112 – Introduction to Biological Engineering and Agricultural Engineering 3 2   2           2
AGEN 225 – Engineering Properties of Biological Materials 3 4   3 3   3       4
AGEN 303 – Principles of Process Engineering 4 4 5   5           3
AGEN 325 – Power Systems Design 5 4     3   3 2 2 2  
AGEN 344 – Biological & Environmental Transport Processes 5   4   5   3       3
AGEN 350 – Soil and Water Resources Engineering 3 3 3 3 4     3 2 2 3
AGEN 424 – Machine Design in Agricultural Engineering 5   4   4   3       3
AGEN 443 – Design of Light-Frame Structures 6   6 3 6   3   2   3
AGEN 453 –Irrigation and Drainage Systems Engineering 5 4 5 3 5   3 5 2   5
AGEN 460 – Instrumentation & Controls 6 4 4 3 4   6   2 3 5
AGEN 470 – Design I in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering   2 6 3 4   6   2   4
AGEN 480 – Design I in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering 6 5 6 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 4

Cognitive Domain Level (Bloom's Taxonomy):

1= Remembering
2= Understanding
3= Applying
4= Analyzing
5= Evaluating
6= Creating

Enrollment Data

The table below is a summary subset of 10-year graduation data for the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Agricultural Engineering ABET Undergraduate Enrollment Chart
Source: College of Engineering, September 2017

Graduation Data

The table below is a summary subset of 10-year graduation data for the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Agricultural Engineering ABET Degrees Conferred Chart
Source: College of Engineering, September 2017



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