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

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Conference

2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Micro-Technology and Nanotechnology

Tagged Division

Multidisciplinary Engineering

Page Count

9

Page Numbers

23.220.1 - 23.220.9

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https://peer.asee.org/19234

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24

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Hisham Hegab P.E. Louisiana Tech University

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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.

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James D Palmer Louisiana Tech University

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Abstract

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. https://peer.asee.org/19234

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