Biological Engineering Department Graduate Program Assessment Synopsis
|Learning Objectives||Indicators||Assessment Plan/ Process||Outcomes Data||Data-based decisions|
|Students will be capable of analyzing a problem, identifying critical aspects and devise appropriate methods to help solve the problem.||Students demonstrate the ability to perform significant original research.||Advisory committee is surveyed after thesis or dissertation proposal defense. Score of 6 or better on a 10 point scale required.||Implementation started Fall 2016||Based on results from surveys decisions will be made on whether changes are needed.|
|Graduates can function effectively in their field after completion of the Biological Engineering degree program.||Students demonstrate knowledge of key principles within their area of expertise.||Coursework is thoroughly graded and GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or greater is needed.||100% of students met this requirement.||Continue providing academic assistance to students requiring the help|
|Students effectively communicate both orally and through written documents.||Student writes a strong dissertation/thesis that confirms their mastery of the field.
Students required to publish peer reviewed journal articles.
|Advisory committee is surveyed after thesis or dissertation defense. Score of 6 or better on a 10 point scale required.
Students required to submit 1 (MS) or 2 (PhD) author/co-author refereed journal manuscript.
|Implementation started Fall 2016
100% of students met this requirement.
|Based on results from surveys decisions will be made on whether changes are needed.
Continue this requirement for the Biological Engineering MS and PhD degrees
|Graduates will be successful in engineering careers after graduation.||Successful post-graduate employment in a relevant engineering field||Students are surveyed after graduation. >90% employment in a relevant engineering field required.||Tracking will start Fall of 2016||Based on results from surveys decisions will be made on whether changes are needed.|