School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
SECSDean@oakland.edu

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
SECSDean@oakland.edu

ABET

In compliance with ABET policy, information about our Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes, Annual Enrollment, and Annual Graduation Count is provided below. Click on the headers to learn about them.

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Program Educational Objectives
Mechanical Engineering
The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to produce graduates who will:
  • Function successfully in engineering roles within the automotive and other global industries,
  • Engage in lifelong learning and pursue graduate study in mechanical engineering or other post-graduate education,
  • Contribute effectively and ethically to a modern, multidisciplinary workplace, and
  • Demonstrate effective communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.
Computer Engineering
The objectives of the Computer Engineering program are to produce graduates who will:
  • Become successful practitioners in an engineering or related career.
  • Pursue graduate study and/or continuing education opportunities in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • Demonstrate leadership and excel in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environments.
  • Function as responsible members of society with an awareness of the ethical and social ramifications of their work. 
Electrical Engineering
The undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering will provide educational experiences aimed toward producing graduates who will:
  • Become successful practitioners in an engineering or related career.
  • Pursue graduate study and/or continuing education opportunities in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • Demonstrate leadership and excel in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environments.
  • Function as responsible members of society with an awareness of the ethical and social ramifications of their work.
Industrial and Systems Engineering
The objectives of the Industrial and Systems Engineering program are to produce graduates who will:
  • Design, develop, and implement systems which integrate people, materials, equipment, information and energy;
  • Operate effectively in dynamic and diverse organizations;
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude, integrity and commitment to life-long learning in their work.
Computer Science
In the course of their careers, graduates of the Computer Science program will:
  • Be able to design, implement, verify and test a computer software system;
  • Adapt and contribute to new technologies and methods and to use these in the practice of computer science;
  • Be prepared to pursue successfully graduate study in computer science or related disciplines;
  • Become proficient in written and oral communication;
  • Function successfully in the automotive and other global industries;
  • Serve in a variety of roles such as solving problems with technical and non-technical elements, serving as team members, and leading others; and
  • Have high standards of professional and ethical responsibility.
Information Technology
In the course of their careers, graduates of the Information Technology program will:
  • Work productively as problem solvers and providers of IT solutions in multi-disciplinary environments, including the automotive and health settings.
  • Remain current in their profession through lifelong learning.
  • Exhibit leadership and exercise their profession with the highest level of ethics, and social responsibility.
Student Outcomes
Mechanical Engineering
Student Outcomes are a set of skills that assure the achievement of the ME program educational objectives. Before graduating, ME students will demonstrate their skills in the following key areas:
  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. 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;
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively;
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues; and
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Computer Engineering
Student Outcomes are a set of skills that assure the achievement of the CE program educational objectives. Before graduating, CE students will demonstrate their skills in the following key areas:
  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;
  8. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
  10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices; and
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
Electrical Engineering
Student Outcomes are a set of skills that assure the achievement of the EE program educational objectives. Before graduating, EE students will demonstrate their skills in the following key areas:
  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. 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;
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively;
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues; and
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Student Outcomes are a set of skills that assure the achievement of the ISE program educational objectives. Before graduating, ISE students will demonstrate their skills in the following key areas:
  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.
Computer Science
Student Outcomes are a set of skills that assure the achievement of the CS program educational objectives. Before graduating, CS students will demonstrate their skills in the following key areas:
  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
  7. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  8. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
Information Technology
Student Outcomes are a set of skills that assure the achievement of the IT program educational objectives. Before graduating, IT students will demonstrate their skills in the following key areas:
  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences;
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
  10. An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies  of human computer interaction,  information management, programming, networking, and web systems and  technologies;
  11. An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems;
  12. An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment;
  13. An understanding of best practices and standards and their application; and
  14. An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.
Enrollment and Graduation Data
Mechanical Engineering
Enrollment:
Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017
460612707743

Degrees Awarded:
2014-2015 2015-20162016-2017Total
6068132260
Computer Engineering
Enrollment:
Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017
121151158170

Degrees Awarded:
2014-20152015-20162016-2017Total
16192651
Electrical Engineering
Enrollment:
Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017
261312327346

Degrees Awarded:
2014-20152015-20162016-2017Total
445555154
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Enrollment:
Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017
69617584

Degrees Awarded:
2014-20152015-20162016-2017Total
10111738
Computer Science
Enrollment:
Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017
281329386424

Degrees Awarded:
2014-20152015-20162016-2017Grand Total
344055129
Information Technology
Enrollment:
Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017
148183208233

Degrees Awarded:
2014-20152015-20162016-2017Total
324855135