ABET Accreditation

Elon Engineering is currently in the process of seeking accreditation through ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Elon Engineering submitted the Request for Evaluation (RFE) by ABET in January 2020. The RFE was accepted by ABET in February of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the review for ABET accreditation will take place in the 2021-22 academic year. We will continue to provide updates on this page accordingly.

Below are the Program Educational Objectives, Student Learning Outcomes, and current enrollment information.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Apply knowledge in engineering and the disciplines across the liberal arts in their lives and in professional activities.
  2. Incorporate multi-disciplinary approach to addressing societal challenges
  3. Engage in continuous, independent learning to explore new topics and projects
  4. Create value for society by entering the engineering or related professions, engaging in scientific research, or pursuing graduate study in engineering
  5. Cultivate collaborative, responsible practice as strong leaders and communicators.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Elon Engineering Program has seven student outcomes which are identical to the ABET EAC Criterion 3 outcomes. Upon completion of this program, graduates will have the following:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  3. 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;
  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; and
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Academic Year 1st Year Students 2nd Year Students 3rd Year Students 4th Year Students
2019/2020 20 12 9 3
2020/2021* 47 16 16 10

*Preliminary estimate pending confirmation