The BSE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

BSE Educational Objectives

The BSE program has three broad educational objectives. These objectives are the long term goals that is set for students. Each objective is supported by a number of program outcomes which are those skills and abilities we expect students to have when they graduate from the program so they can achieve the objectives. By graduating, students will

  • Engage in successful careers demonstrating engineering excellence.
  • Be leaders in identifying and creatively resolving – using sound professional judgment – significant bioresource issues.
  • Develop the intellectual maturity to serve their profession and community.

BSE Student Outcomes

The following are the Bioresource Science and Engineering student outcomes that prepare BSE graduates to attain the educational objectives listed above. Each graduate will have the ability to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  • Apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health and safety, and global, cultural, social, environmental, economic and other factors as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • 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.
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plans tasks to meet deadlines and meet objectives.
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge using appropriate learning strategies and to correctly apply this knowledge.
  • Apply knowledge of fiber and paper science, environmental science, chemistry and engineering as it pertains to the bioresource, paper and allied industries.

All BSE students are expected to maintain satisfactory progress with the School and the University. See the BSE Academic Progress Policy for additional information.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

The BSE program has maintained consistent enrollment and graduation rates. Below are statistics for the period 2012 to 2019:

2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
BSE Enrollment 73 80 61 60 50 68 63
Degrees Awarded 10 25 21 15 13 17 15


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