Hanover College Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Background: Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

The goal of the Hanover College Engineering Program is to prepare our graduates to pursue professional practice in engineering or acquire advanced knowledge through graduate education or professional training in engineering or in another field of their choosing. The program balances a focus on engineering fundamentals with practical applications while also incorporating the breadth of subjects that characterize a liberal arts education.

The program constituencies responsible for review of the program educational objectives are (1) the engineering faculty and (2) the Hanover College Engineering Advisory Board. The program educational objectives will be reviewed every two years at a joint meeting of the engineering faculty and advisory board.

Hanover College Engineering Student Outcomes

Background: Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

Hanover College’s student outcomes are:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Engineering Enrollment & Graduation Data

Our program officially began in the fall of 2018. The first students are on track to graduate in May 2020. The table below gives the enrollment data for our program as of the fall semester 2019.

Academic Rank

Currently Enrolled

Senior

8

Junior

7

Sophomore

6

Freshmen

21

Hanover College Engineering Advisory Board
The primary purpose for the Engineering Advisory Board is to provide guidance and insights to our faculty on the program’s curriculum. Board members have been drawn from a combination of local technical education leaders of schools that may send students to our program, managers from industries and the US military in the region who are interested in hiring our graduates, and alumni of the college who have pursued engineering or closely related technical careers.

Name

Organization

Title

Stephanie Berman

Orbital ATK

Program Manager, Retired

Doug Brown

Vehicle Service Group

VP of Engineering

Bryan Gabriel

Mainstream Fiber Networks

CEO

Christian Lubrano

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc.

Director, Engineering and Design Technology

David Bramer

Dow Chemical Corp.

Process Engineer

Douglas Zabonick

Patriot Engineering & Environmental

Indianapolis Group Manager

George Tackett

Ivy Tech – Madison

Faculty, Advanced Automation & Robotics

Scott Hubbard

Arvin Sango

VP, Operations

Joe Neuman

Aisin Drivetrain

Quality Manager

Kyle Kempker

Super ATV

Engineering Manager

Larry D Hanson

Cummins

Engineering Manager, retired

LouAnn Center

Shawe Memorial High School

Lead Technology Teacher

Michael Turner

Madison Consolidated High School

Lead Technology Teacher

Cesar Perez-Bolivar

Grote Industries

R&D Director

Jim Green

Cisco Systems

CTO for IoT, retired

Roger Hyatt

Battelle Memorial Institute

Electronics & Avionics Research Leader, retired

Dennis Wichelns

Stockholm Environmental Institute

Researcher, Asia Office

Bryan D Woosley

U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Center, Crane

University Liaison

Accreditation Status

The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET is responsible for accrediting engineering programs in the United States. ABET does not review a program for accreditation until it has produced at least one graduate. Our first graduates completed their BS in Engineering degrees in December 2019. Accordingly, we submitted a Readiness Review Report to ABET on Oct. 1, 2019. On December 20, 2019 we received feedback from ABET that stated “the ABET Readiness Review Committee recommends that your institution submit the 2020-21 Request for Evaluation (RFE) for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program to be reviewed by ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC).”

Following successful completion of a Readiness Review, ABET advised Hanover College that it will defer all on-campus visits for initial accreditation until academic year 2021-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When received, ABET accreditation can be back-dated up to two years.