The Engineering (B.S.) program at James Madison University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET under the Commission's General Criteria with no applicable program criteria.

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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).

The accreditation means that our program meets high educational quality standards and demonstrates our commitment to the continuous improvement of the quality of our program.

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 professional practices by using critical thinking and design thinking skills, applying engineering principles to real-world scenarios, and analyzing tradeoffs in system interactions and dependencies.
  • Develop sustainable solutions that safely address the needs of a global marketplace.
  • Function as effective, respectful, and ethical leaders and supporters in team-based workplace environments.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse audiences using appropriate media and methods.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong professional development through continual on-the-job experiences and/or pursuit of advanced studies.
Student Learning Outcomes

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:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions; and
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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. There is no entrance requirement to the engineering major, so there is a particularly high enrollment in the first year of the engineering program as students decide to switch to other majors within JMU. Admittance into the major occurs at the conclusion of the sophomore year and is based on the GPA earned in the first and second-year courses as described in the JMU course catalog

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Program Enrollment

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

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