“The Engineering (B.S.) program at James Madison University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.”

ABET, the recognized accreditor for university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology, currently accredits more than 3,700 programs in 30 countries. It is a non-profit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Department of Engineering Mission

Through an engineering curriculum grounded in effective instructional practices, we nurture an engaged educational community of conscientious and adaptable learners who develop solutions for the betterment of society.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates from the program are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.

Within a few years of graduation, the alumni of the Engineering Program will establish themselves as professionals who:

  • Make significant contributions to engineering practice and the profession using innovative design thinking, application of engineering principles, and understanding of system interactions and dependencies to develop sustainable solutions that safely address the needs of a global marketplace.
  • Function effectively in the work environment with integrity and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate the use of appropriate methods to effectively communicate with diverse audiences in the work environment.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development through on-the-job experiences or advanced studies. 
Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These objectives relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program to prepare graduates to achieve the Program Educational Objectives.

The student outcomes for the Engineering Program were adopted directly from ABET student outcomes. By the time of graduation, students in the Engineering Program will possess:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • 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.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

The total number of declared Engineering majors (all years) and the number of B.S. Engineering degrees conferred in each of the past three academic years is presented in the table below.

Academic Year

Program Enrollment

Degrees Conferred

2017-2018

461

62

2016-2017

418

47

2015-2016

445

68

2014-2015

420

48

Historic enrollment and graduation data can be obtained through the JMU Office of Institutional Research.

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