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MAE Accreditation

The CSULB Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

 

Program Educational Objectives

The goal of the undergraduate program in Aerospace Engineering is to produce well-rounded engineers prepared for careers in aerospace engineering or related disciplines, utilizing an excellent education in the fundamentals of engineering mathematics, sciences, and design in order to:

  • Create innovative solutions responsive to customer needs and meeting societal challenges;
  • Apply their knowledge to communicating and translating ideas and plans into working engineering systems;
  • Effectively function as a team member and/or leader in global, multi-disciplinary technical environments.

Student Learning Outcomes

The AE program Student Outcomes used to meet the Program Educational Objectives are listed below:

  1. Students graduating in aerospace engineering will possess the skills in mathematics, physics and chemistry required to solve real-world problems.
  2. Students will have a firm understanding of engineering science fundamentals that enables them to analyze real-world problems and propose an appropriate solution to these problems.
  3. Students will have an ability to apply their knowledge in aerospace fundamental disciplines to the analysis and design of components. These aerospace fundamental disciplines include aerodynamics, aerospace materials and structures, propulsion, space environment and space systems, communications and avionics systems, orbital and flight mechanics, and stability & control.
  4. Students will have the ability to work in teams and (1) carry out simplified design problems from the conceptual level to the realization of a manufacturing plan, or (2) design complex systems, such as aircraft or spacecraft, from a preliminary design point of view. Projects address economic and business aspects such as commercial viability.
  5. Students will have the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  6. Students will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Students will have the ability to build on their knowledge and will be trained to be lifelong learners, pursuing and interested in independent study, research and development.
  8. Students will have good oral, written and graphical communication skills.
  9. Students will be trained in the role of the engineer in society, and have an awareness of environmental concerns in the engineering profession.
  10. Students will have knowledge of contemporary issues and current projects in aerospace engineering and of technical, design, and business challenges faced by the aerospace industry.

The CSULB Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

 

Program Educational Objectives

The goal of the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering is to produce well-rounded engineers prepared for careers in mechanical engineering or related disciplines, utilizing an excellent education in the fundamentals of engineering mathematics, sciences, and design in order to:

  • Create innovative solutions responsive to customer needs and meeting societal challenges;
  • Apply their knowledge to communicating and translating ideas and plans into working engineering systems;
  • Effectively function as a team member and/or leader in global, multi-disciplinary technical environments.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering program Student Outcomes used to meet the Program Educational Objectives are the same as the ABET "A through K":

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 a multidisciplinary team.
e. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.