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ABET Accreditation

The Picker Engineering Program is a accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 tel 410-347-7700.

The Picker Engineering Program Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes have been developed with input from the faculty and Advisory Boards, and are consistent with ABET Criterion 2 and 3. Its assessment processes have been established to ensure that our graduates achieve the Program Objectives and Outcomes and to develop and improve the Engineering Science program.

Program Educational Objectives

Smith College's engineering graduates will:

  1. incorporate their knowledge and understanding of the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences in the application of their engineering education.
  2. apply their engineering education in service to humanity
  3. be prepared to enter the engineering profession or graduate school
  4. consider the impact of their professional actions on society
  5. demonstrate leadership in their personal and professional endeavors
  6. engage in continuous learning

Student Outcomes

According to the defined outcomes and performance criterion, graduates of the program will have demonstrated the following attributes:


An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering


An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data


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


An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

Problem Framing

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems


An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility


An ability to communicate effectively


The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

Life-long Learning

A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

Contemporary Issues

A knowledge of contemporary issues

Modern Tools

An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Conceptual Understanding

An ability to demonstrate conceptual understanding of engineering science fundamentals

Information Literacy

An ability to demonstrate information literacy

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science
Academic Year
# Juniors
# Seniors
# Graduates
2003-2004 27 20 19
2004-2005 32 26 27
2005-2006 27 33 33
2006-2007 15 25 25
2007-2008 20 14 13
2008-2009 21 20 20
2009-2010 13 22 22
2010-2011 18 13 13
2011-2012 30 18 18
2012-2013 30 30 30
2013-2014 22 30 29
2014-2015 34 16 May 17, 2015
Smith Students declare their majors no later than the registration period during the second semester of the sophomore year.