Asee peer logo

Assessment and Accreditation of a Nanosystems Engineering Degree at Louisiana Tech University

Download Paper |


2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013



Conference Session

Micro-Technology and Nanotechnology

Tagged Division

Multidisciplinary Engineering

Page Count


Page Numbers

23.220.1 - 23.220.9



Permanent URL

Download Count


Request a correction

Paper Authors


Hisham Hegab P.E. Louisiana Tech University

visit author page

Dr. Hegab is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. He has previously served as the program chair of Microsystems and Nanosystems Engineering and provided leadership in developing the B.S. in Nanosystems Engineering program. He has taught lecture courses and laboratories at the undergraduate and graduate level in areas of thermal design, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, microsystems engineering, numerical methods, nanosystems engineering and computer-aided design and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Louisiana.

visit author page

author page

James D Palmer Louisiana Tech University

Download Paper |


Assessment and Accreditation of a Nanosystems Engineering DegreeThe ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Nanosystems Engineering (NSE) degreeprogram at Louisiana Tech University was established in 2005 and is a highlymultidisciplinary degree that was developed to prepare engineers to work in the rapidlydeveloping field of nanoengineering. To date, the program has produced approximately40 graduates that have pursued careers in industry and post-graduate studies. Theprogram curriculum was developed and is managed through the collaborative efforts offaculty from several engineering disciplines including biomedical, chemical, electrical,mechanical as well as chemistry and physics. The curriculum has five engineering tracksin the fields of biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical, and microsystemsengineering. This paper will discuss the details of the NSE degree curriculum,educational objectives and outcomes, and the management and development of itsmultidisciplinary courses including the senior design project courses student mustcomplete. Program assessment will also be addressed to show how the program ismeasuring and satisfying ABET criteria such as student outcomes (a-k) and attainment ofeducational objectives through a variety of assessment techniques including alumnisurveys, peer-faculty and external review of student projects, an engineeringfundamentals exam, and other assessment techniques. This paper should provide usefulinformation for similar nanoengineering degree programs aiming to seek ABETaccreditation.      

Hegab, H., & Palmer, J. D. (2013, June), Assessment and Accreditation of a Nanosystems Engineering Degree at Louisiana Tech University Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19234

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2013 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015