All Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering at Syracuse University are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org and Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The mission and vision statements of the College, as well as the student outcomes are important factors in the accreditation process.
The LCS Mission
The mission of the College is to promote learning in engineering and computer science through integrated activities in teaching, research, scholarship, creative accomplishments, and service.
The LCS Vision
The vision of the College is to earn recognition among student-centered research universities for engineering and computer science programs that prepare leaders for a high-technology, knowledge-based, global community.
The vision for SU LCS is a distinct student-centered research university model for engineering and computer science education. Features of this model include:
- the commitment that all programs relate directly to students and their learning experiences;
- the commitment that research is an integral element of the learning environment;
- the flexibility for students to pursue the diversity of learning opportunities available in a broad university setting; and
- the commitment to world-class quality in courses and programs.
The Student Learning Outcomes in LCS
The following student outcomes are fundamental to all B.S. in engineering programs:
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 multi-disciplinary teams
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, economic, environmental, and societal context
I) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
J) a knowledge of contemporary issues
K) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
The following student outcomes are fundamental to the B.S. in computer science program:
(A) an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
(B) an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements
appropriate to its solution
(C) an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
(D) an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
(E) an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
(F) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(G) an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
(H) a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
(I) an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
ABET accredited bachelor of science programs in the College are listed below, with links to their program descriptions, including their program educational objectives and student outcomes:
Aerospace Engineering (accredited since 1949)
Bioengineering (accredited since 1989)
Chemical Engineering (accredited since 1940)
Civil Engineering (accredited since 1936)
Computer Engineering (accredited since 1973)
Computer Science (accredited since 2000)
Electrical Engineering (accredited since 1936)
Environmental Engineering (accredited since 1993)
Mechanical Engineering (accredited since 1936)