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Computer Engineering

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the Computer Engineering program will:

  1. PEO-1: Be successful in their chosen career
  2. PEO-2: Engage in career-long learning
  3. PEO-3: Be effective communicators with those inside and outside of computer engineering
  4. PEO-4: Practice the professional, ethical, and moral responsibilities of engineers
  5. PEO-5: Consider the impact that their solutions have on society, both locally and globally
  6. PEO-6: Be motivated to accept challenging assignments and responsibilities
  7. PEO-7: Be productive members of society
  8. PEO-8: Act as mentors and role models to junior engineers and students of engineering

Program Outcomes (PO):

By the time of graduation, students majoring in Computer Engineering at Ohio Northern University will:

  1. PO-1: Be able to apply their knowledge of math, science and engineering in combination with the use of appropriate techniques, skills and engineering tools to identify, formulate and solve computer engineering problems
  2. PO-2: Be able to use engineering design methodology to develop components, processes or systems either independently or in a team environment
  3. PO-3: Be able to communicate in an engineering environment with team members possessing diverse skills and responsibilities yet working toward a common goal
  4. PO-4: Be able to design and conduct computer-engineering experiments and analyze, interpret, and communicate the results in an effective manner in both written and oral form
  5. PO-5: Recognize the need and be able to continue learning in order to maintain an awareness of current technical challenges
  6. PO-6: Understand the professional, ethical, and moral responsibilities of engineers and the impact that their solutions have on society, both locally and globally



The measures used for the program educational objectives are SENIOR SURVEYS, ALUMNI SURVEYS and EMPLOYER SURVEYS. Senior surveys are administered to all graduating seniors in the pring quarter. Alumni of the program are surveyed officially both three and 10 years after graduation; an informal survey is also sent in the year following graduation, primarily to verify the accuracy of the address database. Alumni are provided with a survey instrument to be given to their direct supervisor for the employer survey. These measures are reviewed periodically on a multiyear basis; for this year's evaluation, the data from the senior surveys conducted in the 2003-04 and 2004-05 academic years were reviewed by both the faculty and the department's program working groups.

The majority of the measures used for the program outcomes are PERFORMANCE VECTORS culled from Faculty Course Assessment Reports (FCAR), which are submitted whenever a course is offered. The performance vectors are direct measurements of student learning that are administered as course assignments. Details are contained within the FCAR submitted for each course. Other measures include FE EXAM performance reports from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying and the senior EXIT INTERVIEW with the department chair.

Results from National or State Measures

See the Fact Book for results from the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination.

Annual Reports on the Assessment of Student Learning

Follow the links below to view the full text of the reports for each academic year.


Institutional Research

Sue VanDyne

Lehr Memorial Room: 204
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed