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Program Accreditation and Information

The biological systems engineering degree program at Kansas State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

ABET is a not-for-profit, non-governmental accrediting agency for programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology, and we are recognized as an accreditor by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates. In addition, the accreditation process:

  • Assures that graduates of an accredited program are adequately prepared to enter and continue the practice of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology
  • Stimulates the improvement of technical education
  • Encourages new and innovative approaches to technical education and its assessment
Biological Systems Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

  1. Graduates will apply technical knowledge and skills in their chosen profession.
  2. Graduates will become successful practitioners in industry, government, consulting firms or other diverse careers.
  3. Graduates will pursue continuing education and professional development.

The Biological Systems Engineering Program Educational Objectives were revised and approved by the faculty on Dec. 2, 2011 and the industry advisory board Dec. 7, 2011, and reconfirmed by the faculty on Aug. 20, 2015 and the industry advisory board Dec. 2015. Slight modifications and reaffirmation were confirmed by the faculty Jan. 2017.

Biological Systems Engineering Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The biological systems engineering program will enable students to attain the following, by the time of graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Information on undergraduate enrollment and degrees awarded can be found on the following pages:

 

An ABET-accredited program assures prospective students that:

  • the institution is committed to improving their educational experience
  • the program is committed to using best practices and innovation in education
  • the program is guided by its industry, government, and academic constituents through formal feedback
  • the program considers the students' perspective as part of its continuous quality improvement process
- See more at: http://www.abet.org/accreditation-matters-students/#sthash.VtC8GeLS.dpuf

An ABET-accredited program assures prospective students that:

  • the institution is committed to improving their educational experience
  • the program is committed to using best practices and innovation in education
  • the program is guided by its industry, government, and academic constituents through formal feedback
  • the program considers the students' perspective as part of its continuous quality improvement process
- See more at: http://www.abet.org/accreditation-matters-students/#sthash.VtC8GeLS.dpuf