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Program Accreditation and Information

ABET logoThe Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in biological systems engineering 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 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.

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