Learning Outcomes: Agricultural & Biological Engineering, PhD

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural & Biological Engineering


Student learning outcomes are based on educational outcomes suggested by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the objectives of the program:

  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 in multidisciplinary 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;
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  12. Conduct independent research with expertise in research design, methods, and analysis;
  13. Function effectively in leadership roles in their professional careers and activities in professional societies.
  14. For Ph.D. graduates entering academia, function effectively as instructors with presentation skills, e.g., teaching skills (in addition to 1-13)