Program Educational Objectives for Agricultural Engineering
Our educational objectives are published in the College of Engineering Catalog 2010-2011. They are also found on the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department website at http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/ABE. The Engineering Catalog is updated every two years, and the web page is continuously updated.
The educational objectives of the Agricultural Engineering program are to produce graduates who:
- effectively practice agricultural engineering in the areas of machine systems, and environmental and natural resources.
- have demonstrated proficiency in fundamental engineering skills and technical knowledge as well as professional and personal skills appropriate for their profession.
- are prepared for future challenges and opportunities in agricultural engineering through the application and discovery of knowledge.
- learn and grow as individuals, contribute to global society, and attain maximum potential through life-long learning.
Agricultural Engineering Student Outcomes
Graduates of this program will demonstrate:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- An ability to communite effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- 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.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The Bachelor of Science in the Agricultural Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700, www.abet.org.