CMPE Accreditation and Student Outcomes


UMBC’s B.S. Program in Computer Engineering  is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Computer Engineering Program criteria..

Program Educational Objectives

Computer Engineering graduates from UMBC will be successful practitioners of the art and science of engineering in computer-related fields, using the problem-solving skills, technical expertise, teamwork experience, and knowledge of professional practices  obtained at UMBC to contribute to the success of their organizations and advance their careers.  To successfully adapt to the rapid changes in computer technology, UMBC Computer Engineers will be engaged in life-long learning, including, where appropriate, graduate school training in professional and technical skills at the Masters and PhD levels.

These objectives were reviewed and approved by the Faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering in March 2023, and by the CSEE Engineering Advisory Board at their meeting in April 2023..

Student Outcomes

To achieve the overall Program Educational Objectives, our Computer Engineering curriculum educates students who, at the time of their graduation, have

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.

These outcomes were reviewed and approved by the Faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering in March 2023.