TABLE 3-1 Mapping ABET Student Learning Criteria onto Major Sections of the DBER Synthesis

ABET Criteria (ABET, 2009, p. 3)

Applicable Sections of the Report

A: Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

Conceptual Understanding and Conceptual Change (Ch. 4)

B: Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

The Role of Visualization and Representation in Promoting Conceptual Understanding and Problem Solving (Ch. 5)

Metacognition (Ch. 7)

Transfer (Ch. 7)



C: Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

Problem Solving (Ch. 7)



D: Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

Science and Engineering Practices (Ch. 7)

Metacognition (Ch. 7)

E: Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems


I: Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning

Dispositions and Motivation to Study Science and Engineering (Ch. 7)



F: Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

Science and Engineering Practices (Ch. 7)

Transfer (Ch. 7)

G: Ability to communicate effectively


H: Understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context


J: Knowledge of contemporary issues


K: Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


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