The Construction Systems Management major is accredited by ACCE. ACCE ( is a leading global advocate of quality construction education; and to promote, support, and accredit quality construction education programs.

Program mission, objectives, and learning outcomes


The CSM program shares the mission of our FABE Department: To advance the science and application of engineering in systems involving food, agriculture, environment, and construction.

Program Objectives

1.  Plan and manage the construction of buildings and other infrastructure, and associated systems that meet all functional, safety, environmental, legal and economic requirements.
2.  Follow the business principles and ethical practices necessary to build and maintain a viable company serving the construction industry.
3.  Function effectively both as a team member and leader interacting successfully with clients, owners, government officials, the general public, and construction industry professionals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
4.  Become an accomplished professional in the construction industry who continuously updates his or her technical and management skills and serves relevant industry associations and organizations.
5.  Contribute technical and management expertise to the improvement of local communities through active participation in community activities, organizations and charities.

Program Learning Goals

- Have an appreciation of the skills and techniques need for communicating appropriately within the construction discipline.
- Have an awareness of how to apply and integrate the appropriate construction skills, methods, and techniques.
- Learn about professional ethics and professionalism.
- Know about accessing and interpreting information for responding and adapting to changing situations to enable making complex decisions and solving problems
- Become familiar with the concepts, knowledge, and principles of the construction discipline

program assessment

Strategic and Quality Improvement Plan
     Strategic Plan
     Quality Improvement Plan
     Implementation Schedule for Assessing SLOs

Survey Instruments
     Senior Exit Survey
     Alumni Survey
     IAB Member Company Survey

Curriculum/Student Learning Outcomes Matrix

Assessment Results

Student Achievement

Awards and Scholarships



Post graduation data
     2014-2015 Career Outcomes
     2015-2016 Career Outcomes


Agricultural Engineering, BSFABE, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Food, Biological, and Ecological Engineering, BSFABE, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Program Educational Objectives

Food, Biological and Ecological Engineering, BSFABE, and Agricultural Engineering, BSFABE, graduates are always striving to serve society and to improve our environment. The program leading to a B.S. degree in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University guides, nurtures, and informs students to become alumni who:

  1. will engage in engineering careers in industry, academia, government, and other organizations and/or enroll in advanced degrees in engineering programs or professional schools.
  2. will participate in professional organizations and seek advancement in their careers.
  3. will pursue professional development opportunities and become valued members of their communities.

Students Outcomes:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.