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ABET Accreditation

The B.S. in agricultural and biosystems engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Program*:

A few years after graduation, SDSU ABE graduates will:
  1. Use methods of analysis involving use of mathematics, fundamental physical and biological sciences, and the computer skills needed for the practice of agricultural and biosystems engineering.
  2. Practice design skills, including the ability to think creatively, formulate problem statements, communicate effectively, synthesize information and evaluate and implement problem solutions both individually and in team settings.
  3. Address issues of ethics, safety, professionalism, diversity, globalization, environmental impact and social and economic impact in engineering practice.
  4. Contribute to agricultural profitability and enhance environmental and biological systems through developing, adapting and properly using improved and safer engineering technologies, production systems and management practices.

*Updated Sept. 28, 2015

Student Outcomes of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Program:

The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department has adopted  ABET Criterion 3, one through seven, as student outcomes. These outcomes align well with the Program Educational Objectives, which were developed in consideration of our client industries and constituent groups.

Student outcomes:

  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.

Current enrollment and graduation data for the agricultural and biosystems engineering program