Accreditation

The ABET accreditation process, a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review, helps assure quality in educational programs. ABET-accredited educational programs must meet certain defined standards. The Geological Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

 

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD  21202-4012
(410) 347-7700

ABET Objectives and Outcomes

Objective:  Graduates will serve public and private interests as future professional geological engineers practicing in the State of Missouri, the nation, and international situations; they will ultimately achieve the status of licensed engineers.

Outcome Group 1:  General Engineering and Science Competence. Graduates will be well trained in the fundamentals of general engineering, mathematics, and the sciences; with particular focus on geology and engineering applications.

Outcomes

1.1. Students will have a fundamental knowledge of basic mathematical principles particular to Geological Engineering, to prepare them to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exams.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (a)

1.2. Students will have a fundamental knowledge of basic science principles particular to Geological Engineering, to prepare them to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exams.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (a)

1.3. Students will have a fundamental knowledge of general engineering mechanics particular to Geological Engineering (including design, statics, mechanics of materials), to prepare them to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

ABET Criterion 9 Outcome (4)

1.4. Students will  have a fundamental knowledge of basic geology topics particular to Geological Engineering (geological processes, identification of rocks and minerals, visualize and solve problems in three dimensions and four dimensions, and to apply principles of geology and geophysics).

ABET Criterion 9 Outcome (2)

ABET Criterion 9 Outcome (3)

ABET Criterion 9 Outcome (5)

1.5. Students will have the ability to apply mathematics including differential equations, calculus based physics and chemistry to geological engineering.

ABET Criterion 9 Outcome (1)

Outcome Group 2:  Geological Engineering Competence. Graduates will acquire a broad knowledge of geological engineering principles and practices and understand what practicing geological engineers do

Outcomes

2.1. Students will have a fundamental knowledge of principles associated with geological engineering and closely related disciplines, and to design solutions to geological engineering and geomechanics problems.

ABET Criterion 9 Outcome (4)

ABET Criterion 9 Outcome (6)

2.2. Students will have an applied specific knowledge of aspects of geological engineering and closely related disciplines, including specialization in one or more emphasis area of geological engineering.

ABET Criterion 9 Outcome (6)

2.3. Students will learn the importance of professional licensure and the appropriate path to professional licensure.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (f)

2.4. Students will learn practical professional skills required of practicing engineers.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (j)

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (g)

2.5. Students will learn what some practicing professionals in our field do as a part of their job.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (f)

2.6. Students will gain exposure to international engineering situations.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (h)

Outcome Group 3:  Problem solving skills. Graduates will have the ability to use mathematics and scientific principles and analytical and other problem-solving skills necessary to systematically solve problems within the environmental, economic, social, political, and professional constraints of society and the geological engineering community, by themselves and in teams. 

Outcomes

3.1. Students will be able to conduct experiments, design projects, and analyze and interpret data.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (b)

3.2. Students will be able to design components and integrated systems to solve a typical geological problem associated with subsurface conditions or the environment.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (c)

3.3. Students will be able to successfully work in design teams.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (e)

3.4. Students will have the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (d)

3.5. Students will have an appreciation for the inherent uncertainty and variability of naturally occurring materials and the risks and difficulties of decision making and engineering design within such a framework, especially with respect to the economic and optimum use of resources.

3.6. Students will have the ability to understand how to use non-invasive imaging technologies for geotechnical, environmental, hydrologic, and structural investigations.

ABET Criterion 9 Outcome (5)

3.7. Students will have the ability to use state-of-the-practice computer software.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (k)

3.8. Students will have the ability to use state of the practice accepted field methods and equipment.

ABET Criterion 9 Outcome (5)

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (k)

3.9. Students will have the confidence to provide leadership and communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary team in order to analyze and interpret data, transmit results, make proposals, and prepare reports.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (d)

Outcome Group 4:  Social Skills.  Graduates will possess the highest level of personal and professional ethics, have a broad based knowledgeable of Humanities and Social Sciences, and have the communication and personal skills necessary to be leaders and effective members of multidisciplinary teams. 

Outcomes

4.1. Students will have knowledge of, and appreciation for, historical and contemporary issues and the impact of such issues, by taking non-technical classes as part of an engineering education.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (j)

4.2. Students will have broad knowledge of environmental, economic, social, political and professional issues relevant to the practice of engineering in today’s world.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (j)

4.3. Students will be able to communicate effectively.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (g)

4.4. Students will understand how to development personal and professional ethics and professional responsibility.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (f)

4.5. Students will be encouraged to join a professional society.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (f)

4.6. Students will be encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities

4.7. Students will be encouraged to become leaders.

Outcome Group 5:  Life-long learning skills.  Graduates will have the skills and motivation to continue learning throughout their careers

Outcomes

5.1. Students will understand the need for and attain the skills to develop life-long learning.

ABET Criterion 3 Outcome (i)

NOTES:

Criterion 3 refers to required general student outcomes.
Criterion 9 refers to required Geological Engineering program criteria.


 
Geological Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
23 40 61 60 63 71 75
 
Geological Engineering B.Sc. Degrees Awarded
2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-2015
13 3 6 16 22 17 16

 

MS&T undergraduate enrollment history by engineering degree program

MS&T B.Sc. degree awards by engineering degree program