ABET Accreditation
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ABET Accreditation

ABET LogoFour Florida Poly bachelor’s degrees have been accredited by 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
 
  

Program Details

Click each section to find program details for each degree.

 Accreditation Status  

The Bachelor of Science program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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: 

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.

  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.

  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.

  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.

  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.

  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

PROGRAM DATA

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Enrollment (fall census)

630

460

509

 

Graduation Data (Academic Year)

12

102

 

 

 
 

Accreditation Status  

The Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  

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 will demonstrate the following:

  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.
PROGRAM DATA 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Enrollment (fall census) 230 221 178  
Graduation Data (Fall to Spr to Su) 25 29    
 

 

Accreditation Status  

The Bachelor of Science program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  

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 will demonstrate the following:

  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.
PROGRAM DATA 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Enrollment (fall census) 114 95 85  
Graduation Data (Academic Year) 28 25    
 
 

Accreditation Status  

 The Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. 

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:

  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.

 

PROGRAM DATA 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Enrollment (fall census) 324 292 283  
Graduation Data (Academic Year) 47 61