Accreditation and Mission

Accreditation

The Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) provides a level of quality assurance for the civil, electrical and mechanical engineering programs and is useful for graduates who want to become professionally licensed engineers. Rockhurst University is committed to obtaining ABET accreditation and is in the process of collecting the necessary data. The Rockhurst engineering curriculum upholds all the required standards for licensing of engineers, therefore Rockhurst students who graduate prior to ABET accreditation become professionally licensed engineers through a couple of additional steps. Rockhurst is initiating the accreditation process in fall 2019.
 

Engineering and Computing Mission Statement

The mission of the Rockhurst University Engineering and Computing program is to develop high-quality graduates who meet the needs of our society both locally and globally. Graduates will be prepared and confident in their abilities to assist industry and will advance within the industry’s ranks. Rockhurst University Engineering and Computing graduates are equipped with a broad complement of skills so they may operate in the increasingly competitive global community.

Engineering and Computing graduates are engineers and computer scientists actively involved in the life and growth of the region and committed to the service of the contemporary world.
 

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

 
Electrical Engineering (EE)
 The Electrical Engineering program at Rockhurst University expects its graduates, within a few years of graduation, to:
  • Apply the communication, problem-solving, design, and application skills gained in their Electrical Engineering undergraduate program to an engineering or related field or continue their education in a graduate program.
  • Use the broad knowledge gained through their Jesuit, liberal-arts education as a foundation for life-long learning and leadership.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to service, a foundational Jesuit value. 
 
Civil Engineering
The Civil Engineering program at Rockhurst University expects its graduates, within a few years of graduation, to:
  • Apply the communication, problem-solving, design, and application skills gained in their Civil Engineering undergraduate program to an engineering or related field or continue their education in a graduate program.
  • Use the broad knowledge gained through their Jesuit, liberal-arts education as a foundation for life-long learning and leadership.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to service, a foundational Jesuit value.

Mechanical Engineering
 The Mechanical Engineering program at Rockhurst University expects its graduates, within a few years of graduation, to:
  • Apply the communication, problem-solving, design, and application skills gained in their Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program to an engineering or related field or continue their education in a graduate program.
  • Use the broad knowledge gained through their Jesuit, liberal-arts education as a foundation for life-long learning and leadership.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to service, a foundational Jesuit value. 

ABET Program Outcomes

The Rockhurst program has adopted ABET student outcomes (1) through (7), with an additional outcome (8) specific to our program, to foster achievement of the Rockhurst program educational objectives. The student outcomes are stated below.
  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
  8. an ability to develop a long-term service relationship with an organization or cause
 

Graduate and Enrollment Information
 

Undergraduate Degrees awarded in 2018:
Civil Engineering: 7
Electrical Engineering: 1
Mechanical Engineering: 3
 
Undergraduate Enrollment in Academic Year 2017-2018:
Civil Engineering: 22
Electrical Engineering: 9
Mechanical Engineering: 21