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; this is useful for graduates who want to become professionally licensed engineers. Rockhurst University is committed to obtaining ABET accreditation and is actively pursuing the accreditation process. 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 few additional steps. Rockhurst initiated the accreditation process in fall 2020.
 

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 ranks. Rockhurst University Engineering and Computing graduates are equipped with a broad complement of skills to 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)


Civil Engineering
The Civil Engineering program at Rockhurst University expects its graduates, within a few years of graduation, to:
  • Be actively committed to the Jesuit value of service, utilizing their engineering skills and social compassion.
     
  • Leverage their engineering communication, problem-solving, design, and application skills to benefit the world with all its ambiguities, opportunities, and challenges.
     
  • Engage with the communities they serve with the broad knowledge and communication skills gained through their Jesuit, liberal-arts education.
     
  • Grow their careers to become more valuable to the world at large.
     
  • Serve as leaders in their communities and professional environments.

Electrical Engineering (EE)
The Electrical Engineering program at Rockhurst University expects its graduates, within a few years of graduation, to:
 
  • Be actively committed to the Jesuit value of service, utilizing their engineering skills and social compassion.
     
  • Leverage their engineering communication, problem-solving, design, and application skills to benefit the world with all its ambiguities, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Engage with the communities they serve with the broad knowledge and communication skills gained through their Jesuit, liberal-arts education.
     
  • Grow their careers to become more valuable to the world at large.
     
  • Serve as leaders in their communities and professional environments.

 

Mechanical Engineering
The Mechanical Engineering program at Rockhurst University expects its graduates, within a few years of graduation, to:
  • Be actively committed to the Jesuit value of service, utilizing their engineering skills and social compassion.
     
  • Leverage their engineering communication, problem-solving, design, and application skills to benefit the world with all its ambiguities, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Engage with the communities they serve with the broad knowledge and communication skills gained through their Jesuit, liberal-arts education.
     
  • Grow their careers to become more valuable to the world at large.
     
  • Serve as leaders in their communities and professional environments.

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:
  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 engage in service to the profession
 

Graduate and Enrollment Information
 

Bachelor's Degrees awarded in 2020-2021:
Civil Engineering: 7
Electrical Engineering: 1
Mechanical Engineering: 1
 
Bachelor's Enrollment in Academic Year 2020-2021:
Civil Engineering: 15
Electrical Engineering: 5
Mechanical Engineering: 26