Accreditation & Assessment Overview

All FAMU-FSU College of Engineering degree programs, at all levels (bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral), are subject to accreditation criteria established by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SACS provides institutional-level accreditation for both Florida A&M University (FAMU) and The Florida State University (FSU).  In addition, the college’s assessment methods are reviewed periodically by the offices of Institutional Effectiveness at both FAMU and FSU.

State of Florida Academic Learning Compacts and SACS Program Outcomes and Student Learning Outcomes for each degree program can be found at /about/accreditation/outcomes-alc-sacs.

All FAMU-FSU College of Engineering undergraduate degree programs that are eligible for accreditation are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org. This includes B.S. degrees in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering. Our newest B.S. degree program, Biomedical Engineering, is designed to meet EAC/ABET accreditation and will seek accreditation upon eligibility with and for the first graduating class.  ABET program educational objectives (PEOs) and student outcomes (SOs), along with annual student enrollment and graduation data, for each undergraduate degree program offered at the college is below.

If you have any questions about accreditation, please contact the Office of the Associate Dean for Student Services and Undergraduate Affairs via email at studentsupport@eng.famu.fsu.edu or by phone at (850) 410-6423.

Our degree programs are designed to meet professional engineering licensure requirements in states and territories in the U.S.

ABET engineering accreditation commision

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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 679-4500

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Accreditation Information

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Mission

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering is committed to providing high quality and modern education in the fundamental principles and practices of chemical and biomedical engineering. The fundamental unifying theme of chemical engineering is the study of multicomponent multiphase systems at both the molecular and macroscopic scales with particular emphasis on processes with chemical transformation, i.e. chemical reaction. The biomedical engineering emphasis in the Department builds upon the chemical engineering strength and is focused on cellular and biochemical transformations in natural and synthetic environments. An integral part of the education process involves faculty and students conducting groundbreaking and innovative research in areas of critical importance to our society. The Department seeks to prepare students for academic and professional work through classroom and laboratory instruction and research with modern experimental, mathematical and computational tools.

 


 

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

B.S. in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

 

Program Educational Objectives - our graduates are expected to achieve within the first few years following graduation
  • Successfully pursue careers in a wide range of industrial, professional and academic settings through the application of their rigorous foundation in chemical engineering and strong communication skills.
  • Successfully adapt and innovate to meet future technological challenges and evolving regulatory issues, while addressing the ethical and societal implications of their work at both the local and global level.
  • Successfully function on interdisciplinary teams and assume participatory and leadership roles in professional societies, and interact with educational, community, state and federal institutions.

 

Student Outcomes
  1. Scientific Knowledge and Problem Solving
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  2. Design Skills
    Students graduating from the program will have the 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. Communication
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. Professional and Ethical Responsibility
    Students graduating from the program will have 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. Teamwork
    Students graduating from the program will have 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. Experimentation
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Lifelong Learning
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

 

ABET Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data (07/2022)

Chemical Engineering

Year Fall Semester Undergraduate Student Enrollment Previous Year B.S. Degree Graduation Data (Summer, Fall, Spring)
2016 476 72
2017 482

67

2018 496 79
2019 307* 87
2020 253 67
2021 233 49
2022   54
*New B.S. in Biomedical Engineering degree program began.

 


 

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives - our graduates are expected to achieve within the first few years following graduation
  • Successfully pursue careers in a wide range of industrial, professional and academic settings through the application of their rigorous foundation in biomedical engineering and strong communication skills.
  • Successfully adapt and innovate to meet future technological challenges and evolving regulatory issues, while addressing the ethical and societal implications of their work at both the local and global level.
  • Successfully function on interdisciplinary teams and assume participatory and leadership roles in professional societies, and interact with educational, community, state and federal institutions.

 

Student Outcomes
  1. Scientific Knowledge and Problem Solving
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems at the interface of engineering, biology and medicine by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  2. Design Skills
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to apply engineering design to produce a system, component or process that meets specified needs within multiple realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, public health and safety, welfare, manufacturability and sustainability while incorporating appropriate engineering standards.
  3. Communication
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. Professional and Ethical Responsibility
    Students graduating from the program will be able to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in formulating engineering solutions and will be able to make informed judgments that must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
  5. Teamwork
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets deadlines and creates a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  6. Experimentation
    Students graduating from the program will be able to design and conduct biomedical engineering experiments and analyze and interpret data of importance to the design and operation of biomedical processes.
  7. Lifelong Learning
    Students graduating from the program will have the ability to recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge, to choose appropriate learning strategies and to apply this knowledge to engineering problems.

 

ABET Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data (07/2022)

Biomedical Engineering

Year Fall Semester Undergraduate Student Enrollment Previous Year B.S. Degree Graduation Data (Summer, Fall, Spring)
2016 ---  
2017 ---

This is a new program.

Graduation data is not yet available.

2018 ---
2019 198
2020 279  
2021 302 24
2022   42