Accreditation

The UMKC School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) offers five accredited degree programs in engineering and the computer sciences. Our Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and our Bachelor of Information Technology programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives and Program Student Outcomes:

Civil Engineering Program

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The Civil Engineering program educational objectives (PEOs) support the missions of the institution and SCE.

The Civil Engineering program at UMKC expects the graduates within a few years of graduation to attain the following:

  • Graduates are successfully employed in an engineering or related field or accepted into a graduate program.
  • Graduates apply the necessary problem-solving, design, and application skills for successful careers in Civil Engineering.
  • Graduates utilize their educational foundation and communication skills to effectively lead, work, and communicate in diverse career paths.
  • Graduates succeed in the complex social, business, and technical environment in which their engineering contributions will be utilized.
Civil Engineering Program Student Outcomes
  • 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 multi-disciplinary 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.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Program

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate degree in ECE is designed so that graduates will attain employment in electrical and/or computer engineering and advance their careers in this field or achieve success in other areas. Some graduates will become registered professional engineers and/or pursue advanced studies.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Program Student Outcomes
  • 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 multi-disciplinary 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.
Mechanical Engineering Program

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering program educational objectives (PEOs) support the missions of the institution and SCE.

The Mechanical Engineering program at UMKC expects the graduates within a few years of graduation to attain the following:

  • Graduates are successfully employed in an engineering or related field or accepted into a graduate program.
  • Graduates apply the necessary problem-solving, design, and application skills for successful careers in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Graduates utilize their educational foundation and communication skills to effectively lead, work, and communicate in diverse career paths.
  • Graduates succeed in the complex social, business, and technical environment in which their engineering contributions will be utilized.
Mechanical Engineering Program Student Outcomes
  • 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 multi-disciplinary 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.
Computer Science Program

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Computer Science Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate degrees in CS are designed so that graduates will attain employment and advance their careers in industry, government and academia. BS students will find employment in CS related fields, and BA students will find employment in fields where computing is an important ingredient. Some graduates will achieve appropriate certifications and/or pursue advanced study in computer science or other graduate fields. Graduates will be engaged in lifelong learning and thereby advance in their careers.

Computer Science Program Student Outcomes
  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate 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 deisred 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.
Information Technology Program

The Bachelor of Information Technology program at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Information Technology Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Information Technology degree is designed so that graduates will attain employment in an IT related field. Some graduates will achieve appropriate certifications and/or will pursue advanced study in business, IT or other fields. Graduates will be engaged in lifelong learning and thereby advance in their careers.

Information Technology Program Student Outcomes
  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate 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 use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.
  • An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems.
  • An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
  • An understanding of best practices and standards and their application.
  • An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.