ABET and Student Outcomes

The Department has been accredited through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) since 1936.

Mines Accreditation


The Petroleum Engineering Department's Student Outcomes are as follows:

  1. Broad Education, based on (3a,g,h,i,j,k)
    1. Stems (3a,c,h,k)
    2. Effective Communication (3g)
    3. Skills necessary for diverse and international professional career
    4. Recognition of need and ability to engage in lifelong learning (3i,j)
  2. Solid foundation in engineering principles and practices, based on (3a, h)
    1. Society of Petroleum Engineers' ABET Guidelines (3a)
    2. Strong petroleum engineering department faculty with diverse backgrounds (3h)
    3. Technical seminars, field trips, and field sessions (3h)
  3. Applied problem solving skills, as demonstrated by (3a,b1,b2,c,d,e,g,j,k)
    1. Designing and conducting experiments (3b1)
    2. Analyzing and interpreting data (3b2)
    3. Problem solving skills in engineering practice (3a,c,e,g,k)
    4. Working real world problems (3d,j,k)
  4. An understanding of ethical, social, environmental, and professional responsibilities as demonstrated by (3f,j)
    1. Following established department and Colorado School of Mines honor codes (3f)
    2. Integrating ethical and environmental issues into real world problems (3f, j)
    3. Awareness of health and safety issues (3f, j)
  5. Multidisciplinary team skills, as demonstrated by (3b2,d)
    1. Integrating information and data from multiple sources (3b2)
    2. Critical team skills (3d)

ABET Criterion 3 Student Outcomes

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
c. 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;
d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
g. an ability to communicate effectively;
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.



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