Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University - ABET accreditation

ABET accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering Program B.Eng. (undergraduate program) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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About ABET

ABET, incorporated as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in "applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology". The accreditation of these programs occurs mainly in the United States but also internationally. ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. ABET promote excellence in technical education by focusing on continuous quality improvement processes, not by prescribing methods. With technological change occurring so rapidly, institutions seeking to ensure their programs are dynamically evolving participate in the ABET accreditation process.

ABET accreditation:

  • Verifies that an educational experience meets the global standard for technical education in a profession.
  • Enhances the employment opportunities—multinational corporations require graduation from an accredited program.
  • Supports the entry to a technical profession through licensure, registration, and certification—all of which often require graduation from an ABET-accredited program as a minimum qualification.
  • Establishes the eligibility for many federal student loans, grants, and/or scholarships.
  • Paves the way to work globally, because ABET accreditation is recognized worldwide through international agreements, and many other countries’ national accrediting systems are based on the ABET model.

Program Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering Program at Thapar University is designed to prepare its graduates for continued learning and successful careers in industry, government, academia and consulting. Our graduates are expected to:

    • 1. Apply their engineering knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills in professional engineering practice or in non-engineering fields or business.
    • 2. Continue their intellectual development imbibing ability for lifelong learning by pursuing higher education or professional development courses.
    • 3. Embrace leadership roles in their careers.
    • 4. Innovate continuously for societal improvement.

Student Outcomes & Performance Criteria

The students of undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering will have

    • A. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
    • A1. Applying mathematics (multivariate calculus, differential equations, linear algebra etc.) to obtain analytical and numerical solutions.
    • A2. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamentals, scientific and/or engineering principles.
    • A3. Applying scientific and/or engineering principles towards solving engineering problems.
    • A4. Applying statistical methods in analyzing data.
    • B. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
    • B1. Identifying the constraints, assumptions and models for the experiments.
    • B2. Use appropriate equipment and techniques for data collection.
    • B3. Analyzes experimental data using appropriate tools and/or statistical tools.
    • B4. Validate experimental results with respect to assumptions, constraints and theory.
    • 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.
    • C1. Analyzes needs to produce problem definition for thermal and mechanical systems.
    • C2. Carries out design process to satisfy project requirement for thermal and mechanical systems
    • C3. Can work within realistic constraints in realizing systems.
    • C4. Can build prototypes that meet design specifications.
    • D. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
    • D1. Shares responsibility and information schedule with others in team
    • D2. Participates in the development and selection of ideas.
    • E. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
    • E1. Classifies information to identify engineering problems.
    • E2. Develop appropriate models to formulate solutions.
    • E3. Uses analytical, computational and/or experimental methods to obtain solutions.
    • F. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
    • F1. Evaluates ethical issues that may occur in professional practice using professional codes of ethics.
    • F2. Interacts with industry, project sponsors, professional societies and/or communities in a professional manner.
    • G. an ability to communicate effectively.
    • G1. Produce a variety of documents such as laboratory or project reports using appropriate formats and grammar with discipline specific conventions including citations.
    • G2. Deliver well organized, logical oral presentation, including good explanations when questioned.
    • H. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
    • H1. Aware of societal and global changes that engineering innovations may cause.
    • H2. Examines economics tradeoffs in engineering systems.
    • H3. Evaluates engineering solutions that consider environmental factors.
    • I. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
    • I1. Able to use resources to learn new materials not taught in class.
    • I2. Ability to list sources for continuing education opportunities.
    • I3. Recognizes the need to accept personal responsibility for learning and of the importance of life long learning.
    • J. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
    • J1. Describes the importance of contemporary issues.
    • J2. Describes the impact of engineering decisions on energy resources/environment.
    • K. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
    • K1. Able to operate engineering equipments
    • K2. Able to program machines.
    • K3. Able to use solid modeling softwares for engineering applications
    • K4. Able to analyze engineering problems using software tools

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total Undergrad

Total Grad

Degree Awarded

1st

 

2nd

 

3rd

 

4th

5th

Associates

Bachelors

Masters

Doctorates

Current Year

2016-17

FT

179

137

146

128

2

592

 

 

Result awaited

 

 

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1

2015-16

FT

125

150

128

127

2

532

 

 

124

 

 

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2014-15

FT

136

135

127

141

1

540

 

 

140

 

 

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

2013-14

FT

120

127

141

125

2

515

 

 

125

 

 

PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

2012-13

FT

118

142

125

123

9

517

 

 

129

 

 

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