ABET Accreditation

ABET LogoFour Florida Poly bachelor’s degrees have been accredited by the Computing and Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology officially on August 28, 2019. The degree programs are Computer Engineering,  Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. 

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public. The accreditation of all four degrees is retroactive to Oct 1, 2017, which means graduates from those programs now have ABET-accredited degrees. 

Achieving this critical milestone is a remarkable accomplishment for Florida Poly. Securing ABET accreditation for these four degrees proves the University’s commitment to provide students an excellent education through quality and effective programs. -Dr. Randy K. Avent, University President

Computer Science

Accreditation Status  

The Bachelor of Science program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing and Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org 

Program Educational Objectives 

The Computer Science program is a high-quality program focused on education and research. The program is a STEM-education-based program that yields highly skilled graduates who have strong knowledge in the fundamentals of Computer Science and who are able to apply that knowledge to design and implement solutions for arising problems. The program prepares students for clear and concise communication when working in a team environment and for careers in industry, government, and academia. 

  • Graduates demonstrate growth in professional development through graduate study or professional training. 
  • Graduates demonstrate effective team work as members and leaders in professional environments. 
  • Graduates demonstrate employability in industry, government, and entrepreneurial endeavors. 

Student Outcomes 

Upon completion of the program, students are expected to demonstrate the following outcomes: 

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline 
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution 
  • An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs 
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal 
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities 
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society 
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development 
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice 
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices 
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity 

Computer Engineering

Accreditation Status  

The Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Computing and Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org 

Program Educational Objectives 

Consistent with the stated mission of the Florida Polytechnic University, the mission of the Computer Engineering program is to prepare its graduates for a rapidly changing engineering field. The faculty of the Computer Engineering program strives to educate and train students in a technically sound and challenging manner to produce highly sought-after graduates. Graduates are expected to attain the following within a few years of graduation: 

  • Demonstrate competency in developing solutions in a specialized area of electrical and/or computer engineering either individually or through interdisciplinary teams. 
  • Demonstrate success in technical or business activities through engineering ability, communication, professional and ethical skills, and knowledge. 
  • Be distinguished high-in-demand engineering professionals as innovators and entrepreneurs. 
  • Demonstrate professional growth through post-graduate education, continuing education, or professional activity. 

Student Outcomes 

Graduates of the Computer Engineering program are expected to know and be able to do the following by the time of graduation: 

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering 
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 
  • An 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 
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams 
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems 
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
  • An ability to communicate effectively 
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context 
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning 
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues 
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering 

Electrical Engineering

Accreditation Status  

The Bachelor of Science program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Computing and Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org 

Program Educational Objectives 

The program is committed to providing innovative teaching, research and service and prepare graduates as problem solvers, creative thinkers and researchers with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics background focused on the core of electrical engineering. Graduates are expected to be prepared with a solid and competitive foundation focusing on the state-of–the art advances in the specialized concentration area. 

Graduates are expected to be known for their accomplishments and attain the following within a few years of graduation: 

  • Demonstrate competency in developing solutions in a specialized area of electrical and/or computer engineering either individually or through interdisciplinary teams. 
  • Demonstrate success in technical or business activities through engineering ability, communication, professional, and ethical skills and knowledge. 
  • Be distinguished high-in-demand engineering professionals as innovators and entrepreneurs. 
  • Demonstrate professional growth through post-graduate education, continuing education or professional activity. 

Student Outcomes 

Graduates of the electrical engineering program are expected to know and be able to do the following by the time of graduation: 

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering 
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze, and interpret data 
  • An 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 
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams 
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems 
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
  • An ability to communicate effectively 
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context 
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning 
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues 
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering 

Mechanical Engineering

Accreditation Status  

 The Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Computing and Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org 

Program Educational Objectives 

Through its rigorous curriculum, the mechanical engineering program expects that graduates will attain the following within a few years of graduation: 

  • Apply the fundamental concepts of math, science, technology, and mechanical engineering to solve real-life problems of societal, global, environmental, and economic consequence. 
  • Achieve professional success cultivating collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and constituencies through their technical knowledge, communication abilities, and leadership skills. 
  • Demonstrate on-going career development as adaptive and independent professionals pursuing opportunities in continuing professional education ranging from industry related training to advanced degrees, with an entrepreneurial spirit, and an ethical responsibility to self and society. 

Student Outcomes 

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will demonstrate the following: 

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering 
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 
  • An 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 
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams 
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
  • An ability to communicate effectively 
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context 
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning 
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues 
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice