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:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- 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.
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.
Program Manager, Retired
Vehicle Service Group
VP of Engineering
Mainstream Fiber Networks
Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc.
Director, Engineering and Design Technology
Dow Chemical Corp.
Patriot Engineering & Environmental
Indianapolis Group Manager
Ivy Tech – Madison
Faculty, Advanced Automation & Robotics
Larry D Hanson
Engineering Manager, retired
Shawe Memorial High School
Lead Technology Teacher
Madison Consolidated High School
Lead Technology Teacher
CTO for IoT, retired
Battelle Memorial Institute
Electronics & Avionics Research Leader, retired
Stockholm Environmental Institute
Researcher, Asia Office
Bryan D Woosley
U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Center, Crane
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.