Engineering Department

Engineering Accreditation Status


Our engineering programs have been designed to satisfy the requirements for ABET accreditation. However, because an engineering program cannot apply for ABET accreditation until after the program has graduated its first students, which in our case is December 2021, we will start the process for ABET accreditation in January 2022. The process normally takes over a year, and we anticipate being accredited in August 2023. Any program that earns ABET accreditation has the accreditation applied retroactively to the previous graduates.

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Program Educational Objectives 

Program educational objectives as defined by ABET are “broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.”

The Program Educational Objectives of the North Central College Bachelor of Science Engineering degrees aim to support our graduates’ ability to:

Program Education Objective 1: Demonstrate competence and creativity in applying engineering knowledge to improve living conditions for humanity.

Program Education Objective 2: Driven by ethical decision making, and integrating professional communication, and teamwork, develop solutions to provide opportunities for diverse individuals and groups worldwide.

Program Education Objective 3: Motivate students to engage in lifelong learning to enhance their quality of life and professional success as well as better serving society.

Student Outcomes 

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

The Student Outcomes of the North Central College Bachelor of Science Engineering degrees describe the abilities of our graduates:

Student Outcome 1: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

Student Outcome 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.

Student Outcome 3: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

Student Outcome 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.

Student Outcome 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.

Student Outcome 6: an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

Student Outcome 7: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Enrollment and Graduation Data

The table below presents annual student enrollment and graduation data for the Bachelor of Science Engineering degree. 

Academic Year Computer Eng. Electrical Eng. Mechanical Eng. Total Enrollment
2021/2022 22 22 89 137
2020/2021 13 20 64 97
2019/2020 14 16 49 79
2018/2019 7 9 28 45

Explore Engineering at North Central College

There is a call for engineers - and leaders in all fields - who are trained in more than just the technical. Their knowledge and skills are connected to their understanding of humanity, from the audiences they serve to the world in which they live. 

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