جامعة أم القرى

جامعة أم القرى

ABET Student Awareness


- 2018/11/18

ABET Student Awareness

 

History of ABET

  • Engineer’s Council for Professional Development (ECPD) (1932) 78 years ago.
  • In 1980, ECPD was renamed the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology or ABET to more accurately describe its emphasis on accreditation. 
  • In 2005, ABET formally changed its name from the “Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology” to ABET, Inc.  

What is ABET Accreditation

  • ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited engineering program must meet the quality standards set by the engineering profession.
  • ABET accredits programs only, not degrees, departments, colleges, or institutions.

Objectives of Accreditation

  1. Assure that graduates of an accredited program are adequately prepared to enter and continue the practice of engineering.
  2. Stimulate the improvement of engineering education.
  3. Encourage new and innovative approaches to engineering education and its assessment.
  4. Identify accredited programs to the public.

Why is ABET Accreditation Important

  • Accreditation helps students and their parents choose quality college programs.
  • Accreditation enables employers to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared.
  • Accreditation is used by registration, licensure, and certification boards to screen applicants.
  • Accreditation gives colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of their programs.

 

 

General Criteria for B.Sc. Program

Criterion 1: Students (Evaluation of performance, advising, transfer, …..)

Criterion 2:  Program Educational Objectives (based on the needs of the constituencies; are they achieved?)

Criterion 3:  Student Outcomes 

Criterion 4:  Continuous Improvement

Criterion 5:  Curriculum

  • One year (32 hours) of a combination of college level mathematics and basic sciences (some with experimental experience)
  • One and one-half years (48 hours) of engineering topics.
  • General education components 
  • Major design experience

Criterion 6:  Faculty (number and quality)

Criterion 7:  Facilities (Classrooms and labs)

Criterion 8:  Institutional Support

ABET Visit

The visit will be from Sunday December 2 to Tuesday December 4, 2018. 

ABET visit committee: 

  • Team chair
  • Mechanical Engineering program evaluator
  • Electrical Engineering program evaluator
  • Civil Engineering program evaluator

During the visit the evaluator will meet the students and the following issues may be discussed with them: 

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s) 
  • Student Outcomes (SO’s) 
  • Course Goals (previously Course Learning Objectives CLO's) for the courses
  • Facilities (Laboratories, Library, …) 
  • Text books
  • Social activities (Social gatherings, Students’ Club, Students’ Chapters, …….)

Vision

Generate and promote knowledge and learning nucleus for the mechanical engineering discipline to contribute in the development nationally and internationally. 

إنشاء وتعزيز نواة للمعرفة والتعلم في مجال الهندسة الميكانيكية للمساهمة في التنمية على الصعيدين الوطني والدولي. 

Mission

Providing highly qualified mechanical engineers, inspired with Islamic and ethical values, capable of mastering major roles in industry as well as conducting advanced scientific research. In addition, providing faculty with means to develop their intellectual capacity through teaching, research and interaction with society. 

تخريج مهندسين ميكانيكيين ذوي كفاءة عالية، ولديهم من القيم الإسلامية والأخلاقية ما يجعلهم قادرين على تبوء مكانة كبيرة في المنشآت الصناعية، وكذلك في مجال الأبحاث العلمية المتقدمة. بالإضافة إلى توفير أعضاء هيئة تدريس قادرين على تطوير قدراتهم خلال التدريس والأبحاث والتفاعل مع المجتمع. 

Program Educational Objectives (PEO's)

Provide mechanical engineer professionals with breadth of knowledge, skills, values and confidence to:

1. Take a leadership role on various aspects of real life environments (designing, conducting experiments and simulation, interpreting mechanical engineering applications' outcome and conducting academic as well as applied research).

تخريج مهندسين لديهم إلمام كبير بالعلوم الأساسية والهندسية والتقنيات الحديثة وقادرين على:

1) القيام بأدوار قيادية في المشروعات المختلفة في العديد من المجالات مثل التصميم والمحاكاة وفهم وتحليل التطبيقات الهندسية المختلفة وإجراء الأبحاث الأكاديمية والتطبيقية.

2. Work individually as well as in multidisciplinary teams.

2) العمل بمفردهم وكذلك مع فرق متعددة التخصصات.

3. Continually improve their skills through professional and post-graduate education.

3) قادرين على التطوير المستمر لأنفسهم على المستوى العملي ومن خلال الدراسات العليا.

4. Demonstrate professionalism as well as sense of societal and ethical responsibility in their endeavor. 

4) يعملون بإتقان وتفان كما أن لديهم شعور بالمسئولية تجاه المجتمع ويراعون القيم الأخلاقية في كل أعمالهم.

Student Outcomes (SO's) – {a-k}

a) Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

a) القدرة على استخدام المعارف التي اكتسبوها في مجال الرياضيات والعلوم والهندسة.

b) Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

b) القدرة على تصميم وتنفيذ التجارب وكذلك تحليل وتفسير البيانات.

c) 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

c) القدرة على تصميم الأنظمة والعناصر الهندسية والعمليات لتحقيق متطلبات التصميم في أطر من المحددات الاقتصادية والبيئية والمجتمعية والأخلاقية والصحية والسلامة وقابلية التصنيع والاستدامة.

d) Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

d) القدرة على العمل ضمن فرق متعددة التخصصات.

e) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

e) القدرة على تحديد وصياغة وحل المشكلات الهندسية.

f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

f) فهم المسئوليات المهنية والأخلاقية.

 

g) An ability to communicate effectively

g) القدرة على التواصل بكفاءة عالية.

h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

h) تحقيق مستوى تعليمي يؤهلهم لفهم تأثير الحلول الهندسية على المستوي العام وعلى المستويات الاقتصادية والبيئية والمجتمعية.

i) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

i) إدراك أهمية التعلم المستمر والقدرة على الانخراط فيه.

j) Knowledge of contemporary issues

j) الإلمام بالأمور الحديثة والمعاصرة.

k) Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

k) القدرة على استخدام التقنيات والمهارات والأدوات الهندسية الحديثة الضرورية للعمل الهندسي.

Course Goals (previously Course Learning Objectives CLO's)

1. Goals of your course

Energy Management Goals (CLO's)

  1. Understand the basic concept of energy management including standards/codes and energy surveys.
  2. Able to analyze energy management opportunities and operation/maintenance changes in industrial/non-industrial applications and layout facilities according to energy management view point.
  3. Perform calculations for measuring energy utilization and conservation in industrial/non-industrial applications including energy efficiencies and degree day calculations.
  4. Understand and able to make energy audits and diagnostic analysis including thermal and economic analysis.
  5. Understand the concept of balanced heat recovery systems including heat recovery from cogeneration/total energy systems.
  6. Able to perform computer-based energy calculations and diagnostic analysis on real life energy data.

Quality Control Goals (CLO's)

  1. Understand and able to use knowledge of statistics and probability to perform calculations and solve quality problems.
  2. Perform calculations and able to use X, R and s control charts to monitor quality problems in industrial applications including capability studies for variable data.
  3. Perform calculations and able to use p, np, c and u control charts to monitor quality problems in industrial applications including capability studies for attribute data.
  4. Understand, analyze and perform calculations for single, double and multiple sampling plans.
  5. Understand, analyze and perform calculations for system of plans including acceptance sampling by variables with σ-known/unknown.
  6. Understand and perform reliability calculations including failure time distribution and life testing for exponential/weibull models.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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