The Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has established voluntary educational standards for postsecondary programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.
The BSME curriculum is designed to meet requirements set forth by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Each student completing the BSME degree will demonstrate mastery of the following competencies as established by ABET:
a. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. 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. Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. 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. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.