Accreditation

Accreditation

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Accreditation is the process whereby an outside organization certifies a college or university as meeting certain requirements of excellence. Accreditation is an important “stamp of approval.” Accredited colleges and universities have proven to their peers that they are deeply committed to educational quality and improvement.

The AEM undergraduate BAEM is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Why attend an accredited institution?

There are many good reasons to attend an accredited institution. Here are a few of them:

  • Quality Education: accredited colleges and universities deliver high quality educational programs.
  • Financial Aid: accredited schools receive student financial aid dollars.
  • Transfer: most schools will only accept transfer credits from an accredited school.
  • Graduate School: most graduate programs will only accept students with degrees from accredited schools.

Mission

The Mission of the Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (BAEM) Program at the University of Minnesota is to produce graduates who are prepared to enter and sustain the practice of aerospace engineering and related fields, or to pursue advanced studies. This Mission is consistent with the Mission of the University of Minnesota in Learning and Teaching; with the Mission of the College of Science and Engineering to provide a rigorous and stimulating education for its undergraduate majors, and to provide programs of instruction in engineering that meet nationally accepted standards for practice of the profession of engineering.

Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

The number of students in the BAEM program and number of degrees awarded are available on the College Enrollments Page.

Constituents

Our constituents are the following:

  1. Undergraduate Students in the BAEM Program
  2. Alumni of the BAEM Program
  3.  Employers of the BAEM Graduates
  4.  Faculty of the BAEM Program

Objectives

The educational objectives for students graduating from the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota are:

  1. Consistent with the mission of the University of Minnesota, graduates of the BAEM program will be successfully employed in aerospace or other high technology industries.
  2. Graduates admitted to graduate level studies in engineering and other professions will obtain an advanced degree.

Outcomes

A student completing the BAEM program will acquire the following:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies