Accreditation

The undergraduate programs in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, petroleum and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org/.

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Program Educational Objectives for Academic Programs

The criteria used to accredit engineering programs have undergone major revisions in recent years. The criteria require that each program for which an institution seeks accreditation or reaccreditation must have in place:

  • detailed published educational objectives that are consistent with the mission of the institution and these criteria
  • a process based on the needs of the program's various constituencies in which the objectives are determined and periodically evaluated
  • a curriculum and processes that ensure the achievement of these objectives

Educational objectives for our B.S. programs in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering are described below. These objectives were formulated by the department faculties and have been developed with input from various constituencies such as advisory boards and students. We seek your comments and suggestions regarding possible modifications to these objectives. Please provide these via e-mail to the responsible administrator for the particular program at the addresses listed below. Thank you in advance for your suggestions and comments.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Our graduates will pursue advanced studies in biomedical engineering or other disciplines if they so choose.
  • Our graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of their employers in the biomedical engineering workplace or in other professional careers of their choosing.
  • Our graduates will engage in self-development activities that will allow them to adapt to evolving technical challenges and changing career opportunities.

Direct your comments to makay [at] central [dot] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Metin Akay), Chair

Prepare graduates who will:

  • meet or exceed the evolving expectations of employers, particularly in the energy and chemical industries,
  • pursue life-long learning and development, especially through advanced studies, and
  • become future leaders in industry, academe or government.

Direct your comments to mharold [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Mike Harold), Chair

University of Houston Civil Engineering Program graduates will:

  • Become leaders in the engineering profession by meeting or exceeding employer expectations in the public or private sectors through the achievement of excellence in decision-making, design, ethics and communication skills.
  • Continue to develop professionally by pursuing licensure, graduate and professional studies and/or continuing education.
  • Contribute to society through active engagement and participation in organizations and committees to address important societal issues.   

Direct your comments to rballarini [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Roberto Ballarini), Chair

  • Our graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of their employers in the computer engineering workplace, or in other professional careers of their choosing.
  • Our graduates will be successful in advanced studies in computer engineering or in other disciplines if they so choose.
  • Our graduates will engage in self-development activities that will allow them to adapt to evolving technical challenges and changing career opportunities.

Direct your comments to broysam [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Badri Roysam), Chair

  • Our graduates will meet or exceed the expectations of their employers in the electrical engineering workplace, or in other professional careers of their choosing.
  • Our graduates will be successful in advanced studies in electrical engineering or in other disciplines if they so choose.
  • Our graduates will engage in self-development activities that will allow them to adapt to evolving technical challenges and changing career opportunities.

Direct your comments to broysam [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Badri Roysam), Chair

  • Provide the knowledge and skill set for graduates to meet or exceed the expectations of the industrial engineering profession with respect to professional knowledge, responsibilities, and advancement.
  • Prepare graduates to pursue advanced studies in industrial engineering or in other disciplines if they so choose.

Direct your comments to ginolim [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Gino Lim), Chair

  • To produce graduates who will be able to secure, to maintain, and to change professional employment or to gain placement in post-graduate education, if and when desired.

Direct your comments to psharma [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Pradeep Sharma), Chair

Graduates of the University of Houston petroleum engineering program will:

  • address the challenges of the world’s energy needs responsibly,
  • exceed the evolving expectations of employers in the petroleum and energy industries,
  • sustain industry leading skills, and
  • be leaders in industry, academe, and government.

Direct your comments to mysoliman [at] uh [dot] edu (Dr. Mohamed Soliman), Chair

Program Student Outcomes

Students in each of the Cullen College's engineering programs are expected to attain:

  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.