Computer Engineering Program Accreditation and Assessment
Program Mission Statement
To harbor a nurturing learning environment for students as well as provide a quality education via high-quality academic programs with both practical and theoretical backgrounds, hands-on research experience, and membership into relevant professional societies.
The bachelor of science degree in computer engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives
The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) of the Computer Engineering (CpE) program at West Virginia University is to produce graduates who will apply their knowledge and skills to achieve success in their careers in industry, research, government service or graduate study. It is expected that in the first five years after graduation our graduates will achieve success and proficiency in their profession, be recognized as leaders, and contribute to the well-being of society.
Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the computer engineering program. The Computer Engineering student outcomes CpE(a) through CpE(k) have a one to one correspondence with ABET Criterion on Student Outcomes (a) through (k). The computer engineering student outcomes are listed below.
CpE(a). An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and
CpE(b). An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze
and interpret data.
CpE(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.
CpE(d). An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
CpE(e). An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering
CpE(f). An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
CpE(g). Ability to communicate effectively.
CpE(h). The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering
solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
CpE(i). A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. .
CpE(j). A knowledge of contemporary issues. .
CpE(k). An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering
tools necessary for engineering practice.