Outcomes Assessment

In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Engineering program, the Department engages in outcomes assessment (OA). OA is designed to insure that by the time you graduate, you will have a set of knowledge and skills that will make you ready to enter the engineering profession.


According to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), outcomes are the capabilities that students should have acquired by the time of graduation. ABET specifies eleven outcomes that must be achieved, corresponding to items (a) through (k) below.

The Geneva College Engineering Program will seek to demonstrate that our graduates have:

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

(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 needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams as servant-leaders

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

(f) an ability to articulate the meaning and impact of the Christian faith on how they will practice engineering professionally and ethically [ABET′s (f) reads: "an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility."]

(g) an ability to communicate effectively and ethically

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context for the Kingdom of Christ

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning in the spiritual, social, professional, and other spheres

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues, including an awareness of the worldwide engineering community and of major technical achievements and natural resources in other countries

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

(l) an understanding of the Biblical concept of calling, particularly of the calling to be an engineer

(m) an understanding of the relationship between science and a Christian world view

Measurement of Outcomes

The Engineering Department measures outcomes in a variety of ways, including assessing student performance in various classes, assessing students′ performance on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, and an exit survey of graduating seniors.