Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Graduates with a B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering from UC Davis should have:

  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 on multi-disciplinary 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.

 

Assessment of student outcomes is based on metrics obtained in selected courses, surveys of current students, graduating seniors and past graduates, and performance on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. During each two-year cycle, the instructors in charge of the indicated courses will collect data for each course/outcome indicated in the table.

Courses in which student outcomes are assessed during each two–year cycle.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

Course

(a)

Apply math, science and engineering

(b)

Design and conduct experiments

(c)

Design systems, components & processes

(d)

Function on teams

(e)

Identify, formulate and solve problems

(f)

Understand professional responsibilities

(g)

Communication

(h)

Understand engineering in the broader context

(i)

Engage in life-long learning

(j)

Know about contemporary issues

(k)

Use skills necessary for engineering practice

EBS 1, Foundations of BSE

 

 

X

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

EBS 75, Props of biol. matls.

X

X

 

 

 

 

X (wr)

 

 

 

 

EBS 103, Fluid Dynamics

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

ENG 106, Engr. economics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

EBS 125, Heat transfer

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

EBS 127, Mass trans. & kinetics

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

EBS 130, Dynamic modeling

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

EBS 165, Bioinstrument. & control

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBS 170A, Engr. design/prof. resp.

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

EBS 170B-BL-C-CL

 

 

X

 

 

 

X (wr+oral)

X

X