Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes  - B.S. Corrosion Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Akron offers a baccalaureate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Corrosion Engineering (CORR), which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives:

The program educational objectives define the expected accomplishments of our graduates within a few years after graduation. They are written to capture accomplishments across a broad range of occupations and to reflect what most employees in a technical setting will consider important. 

The educational objectives of our Corrosion Engineering program are to prepare graduates who will

  1. Make a positive technical contribution to their business, profession, and/or community.
  2. Continue to develop their educational background and/or professional preparation.
  3. Enhance the quality of their work life as practicing engineers by communicating well, working effectively on (multidisciplinary) teams, Participating in service activities, and acting ethically in their professional duties.

 

Student Outcomes:

Attainment of the student outcomes prepare students to meet program educational objectives. The Corrosion Engineering Program has documented student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives. The ABET, Inc. required a-k student outcomes are as follows:

Students must demonstrate 

(a)     an ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering, and science

(b)     an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c)     an ability to design system, component or process to meet 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.

The Corrosion Engineering program has 15  student learning outcomes and map these onto the a-k ABET, Inc. Student Outcomes.

The Corrosion Engineering student learning outcomes are:

  • Outcome 1. Have a good grounding in math, chemistry, and physics.
  • Outcome 2. Able to apply math, chemistry, physics, and engineering principles
  • Outcome 3. Have knowledge of materials and mechanical properties of materials in particular
  • Outcome 4. Have knowledge of corrosion principles and degradation due to interaction with corrosive media
  • Outcome 5. Able to identify, formulate, and solve corrosion engineering problems
  • Outcome 6. Pose and develop solutions to corrosion problems such as designing structures to mitigate/avoid corrosion considering environmental, health, safety, social, political, ethical, manufacturing, sustainability, and economic issues 
  • Outcome 7. Design structures to mitigate/avoid corrosion considering environmental, safety, ethical and economic issues.
  • Outcome 8. Design and conduct experiments and interpret the resulting data to measure and interpret the corrosion event (e.g. rate of corrosion and time to failure)
  • Outcome 9. Write and speak effectively in a technical setting
  • Outcome 10. Work effectively on (diverse) teams
  • Outcome 11. Independently assimilate new information to sustain lifelong learning
  • Outcome 12. Understand ethical and professional responsibility
  • Outcome 13. Have broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering in a global society
  • Outcome 14. Have knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Outcome 15. Use modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Fall 2016 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science Corrosion Engineering program was 114 students. There were 6 graduates of the program for the 2015-16 academic year.