The Engineering (B.S.) program at James Madison University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

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).

Mission, Vision, Values

Every community organizes its philosophies around mission, vision, and value statements that help orient individual persons’ contributions to the community’s goals. At Madison Engineering, our Strategic Plan (2016 to 2021) articulates what our engineering community of faculty, staff, and students hold as our highest priorities.

Mission

We are a learning organization that nurtures project-ready engineers who better industry, society, and the planet through responsible innovation.

Vision

We aspire to be the best undergraduate engineering program for the world by helping our faculty and students flourish professionally and personally.

Our Five Values

  1. We learn always and everywhere.
  2. Everything we create is better through collaboration.
  3. We are generous because there is no better reward than giving.
  4. We respect the selflessly engaged contributor.
  5. Excellence is the best way we care for our stakeholders and ourselves.
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 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

Academic Year

Program Enrollment

Degrees Conferred

2020-2021

 427

 

2019-2020

429

78

2018-2019

428

62

2017-2018

461

67

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

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