[EAS]ABET (a)-(k) Skill Set

pjk pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Wed Oct 3 19:23:42 EDT 2001

Subject:   ABET (a)-(k) Skill Set

Dear Colleagues -

In the "Invisible Web" item I just sent out, I mentioned (and had
meant to append) the skill set required of all graduating engineering
students by ABET (Accredidation Board of Engineering and Technology),
the agency that accredits the US undergraduate engineering programs.

For those unfamiliar with ABET, here are the components of that famous
"(a) through (k)" skill set.


ABET-Required Skills of Engineering Graduates

Engineering programs must demonstrate that their graduates have, at
the time they receive their diploma:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to
    analyze and interpret data.

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet
    desired goals.

(d) an ability to function on a multi-disciplinary team.

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

(g) an ability to communicate effectively.

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of
    engineering solutions in a global and societal context.

(i) a recognition of the need for, and be able to engage in, life-long

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues.

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

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