Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

The Sweet Briar B.S. in engineering science is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Tel.: (410) 347-7700.      

Sweet Briar engineering program graduates will
1. Enter and succeed in professional engineering practice or enroll and succeed in engineering graduate degree programs.
2. Succeed in leadership positions in industry, academia or nonprofit organizations.
3. Be committed to using engineering and technology to improve the lives of others.


The engineering program student outcomes are ABET-designated (a)-(k). Sweet Briar engineering students attain:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
(c) 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;
(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
(e) an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
(g) an 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) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues;
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.