Relationship between the Petroleum Engineering Objectives and Outcomes and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Outcomes and Assessment Items

1. Broad Education: Outcomes 1.1 through 1.4

PE Program Objectives and Outcomes

PE Program Assessment Items

ABET Program Outcomes and Assessment Items: Section 3 Requirements

1. Broad Education

1. Demonstration of Broad Education

(3a,c,g,h,i,j,k)

1.1 CSM System and Design Courses

1.1 Development of Practice Design Stem for CSM curriculum (see Self Study Report, section A.4, Figure 1).

3a: ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering, & science

3c: ability to design system, component or process to meet needs

3h: broad education

3k: ability to use techniques, skills, and tools in engineering practice

1.2a Effective Communication

1.2a Passing grade on oral presentations addressing technology, ethics, Individualized Lifelong Learning Plan (ILLP) (PEGN 481), team design projects (PEGN 439), and drilling topics (PEGN 311).

3g: ability to communicate effectively

1.2b Effective Communication

1.2b Passing grade on technical reports addressing technology, ethics, (ILLP) (PEGN 481), drilling topics (PEGN 311), and laboratory experiments (PEGN 413, 308).

3g: ability to communicate effectively

1.3 Skills necessary for a diverse and international professional career

1.3 Initial placement and subsequent employment of graduates in a wide variety of international job positions, participation in Leoben exchange program, maintaining program involvement through Industry Advisory Board Committee, and diverse and international experience of faculty.

3j: knowledge of contemporary issues

1.4 Recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong learning

1.4 Development of ILLP (PEGN 481), involvement in extracurricular activities, initial placement and subsequent involvement of graduates in diverse careers, exposure to research activities (PEGN 424), attainment of advanced degrees, papers and presentations by graduates, registration as Professional Engineer, CSM Alumni Surveys and diverse faculty experiences.

3i: recognition of need and ability to engage in life- long learning

3j: knowledge of contemporary issues

2. Solid foundation in engineering principles and practices: Outcomes 2.1 through 2.3

PE Program Objectives and Outcomes

PE Program Assessment Items

ABET Program Outcomes and Assessment Items: Section 3 Requirements

2. Solid foundation in engineering principles and practices

2. Demonstration of solid foundation in engineering principles and practices

(3a,h)

2.1 Society of Petroleum Engineers’ ABET Program Criteria

2.1 Documentation of petroleum engineering program course content, and attainment of passing grades in required courses.

3a: ability to apply knowledge of math engineering, and science

2.2 Strong petroleum engineering faculty with diverse backgrounds

2.2 Review of faculty resumes.

 

2.3 Technical seminars, field trips, and summer field sessions

2.3 Student involvement in seminars, field trips and summer field sessions (SPE, AADE, PEGN 315 and 316).

3h: broad education

3. Applied problem solving skills: Outcomes 3.1 through 3.4

PE Program Objectives and Outcomes

PE Program Assessment Items

ABET Program Outcomes and Assessment Items: Section 3 Requirements

3. Applied problem

solving skills

3. Demonstration of applied problem solving

skills

(3a,b1,b2,c,d,e,k)

3.1 Designing and conducting experiments

3.1 Passing grade on applied problems involving students designing and conducting laboratory experiments (PEGN 413, 308).

3b1: ability to design and conduct experiments

3.2 Analyzing and interpreting data 

3.2 Passing grade on applied problems emphasizing analyzing and interpreting statistical data (PEGN 422), on applied problems on well-testing and analyzing and interpreting the data sets, (PEGN 414), on applied problems involving students conducting laboratory experiments and analyzing and interpreting the experimental data (PEGN 308). 

3b2: ability to analyze and interpret data 

3.3/3.4 Problem solving skills in engineering practice; Working real world problems

3.3/3.4 Passing grade on written reports and oral presentations prepared by multidisciplinary teams (PEGN 439), casing design problems (PEGN 361), artificial lift problems (PEGN 411), and well testing assignments (PEGN 414), demonstrating the integration of data and information from multiple sources, use of information to make an interpretation of the system, and develop recommendations based on interpretation. 

3a: ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering, & science

3c: ability to design system, component or process to meet needs 

3d: ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

3e: ability to identify, formulate,and solve engineering problems

3k: ability to use techniques, skills, and tools in engineering practice

4. An understanding of ethical, social, environmental, and professional responsibilities: Outcomes 4.1 through 4.3

PE Program Objectives and Outcomes

PE Program Assessment Items

ABET Program Outcomes and Assessment Items: Section 3 Requirements

4. An understanding of ethical, social, environmental, and professional responsibilities

4. Demonstration of understanding of ethical, social, environmental, and professional responsibilities

(3f,i,j)

4.1 Following established Department and Colorado School of Mines honor codes

4.1 Discussion of honor code with students at the beginning of each school year.

3f: understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

4.2 Integrating ethical and environmental issues into real world problems

4.2 Completion of class assignments emphasizing technology, ethics, and development of Individualized Lifelong Learning Plan (PEGN 481).

Discussion of relevant environmental issues during field sessions (PEGN 315, 316). Completion of assignments and discussions emphasizing relevant ethical and environmental issues.

3f: understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

3i: recognition of need and ability to engage in life-long learning

3j: knowledge of contemporary issues

4.3 Awareness of health and safety issues

4.3 Discussion of relevant safety issues during field sessions to create culture of safety (PEGN 315, 316). Completion of laboratory safety and hazardous waste training (PEGN 308).

3f: understanding of  professional and ethical responsibility

3j: knowledge of contemporary issues

5. Multidisciplinary team skills: Outcomes 5.1 through 5.2

PE Program Objectives and Outcomes

PE Program Assessment Items

ABET Program Outcomes and Assessment Items: Section 3 Requirements

5. Multidisciplinary team skills

5. Demonstration of multidisciplinary team skills

(3d)

5.1 Integrating information and data from multiple sources

5.1 Passing grade on written reports and oral presentations prepared by multidisciplinary teams demonstrating the integration of data and information from multiple sources, use of information to make an interpretation of the system, and develop recommendations based on interpretation (GE/GP/PEGN 439).

3d: ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

5.2 Critical team skills

5.2 Completion of peer and self evaluations by multidisciplinary team members that assess levels of knowledge of critical team skills: cooperation, feedback, backup, behavior, leadership, coordination, and team orientation (GE/GP/PEGN 439).

3d: ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

 

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