ABET Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org/. The ABET accreditation process ensures that each program has a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of the program. ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited electrical engineering technology program must meet the quality standards set by the engineering profession.

Electrical Engineering Technology – Program Educational Objectives:

In support of Nassau Community College’s mission, the Electrical Engineering Technology program offers a curriculum that develops critical thinking skills, fosters all modes of communications, applies college level math and science throughout the technical core courses and develops the technical skills required to enter the engineering workforce or pursue an advanced degree. The program faculty, with input from industrial advisory board members, have developed the following Program Educational Objectives:

  • Produce graduates with the skills necessary for employment as technicians in the electrical engineering technology field
  • Produce graduates who will understand the importance of life-long learning and who are ready to transfer to Bachelor of Engineering Technology programs to continue their education
  • Produce graduates with strong technical and interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively

Electrical Engineering Technology – Student Outcomes:

Student outcomes support the program's educational objectives. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret the results
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team

Faculty members have designed a continuous improvement process that utilizes a course level assessment matrix. Assessment results are reported during the Industrial Advisory Board meeting in June, for the express purpose of soliciting recommendations to modify the program. Along with a review of the program educational objectives and student outcomes, components of the program are revised and continually monitored in subsequent semesters.

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