Accreditation Information

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives for Iron Range Engineering and Twin Cities Engineering are listed below and have been published on the official IRE website as well. They are consistent with the Iron Range Engineering Program Mission to serve northern Minnesota and the Minnesota State Mankato Mission to serve the state, the region and the global community. Graduates will achieve at least two of the following objectives, but will be capable of achieving all within one to four years of graduation:

  • Designing, implementing and integrating thermal, electrical, mechanical, and computer-controlled systems, components, and processes that will serve the region, the nation and the world.
  • Continuing their education through technical or professional graduate programs, professional licensure, or certifications, and the wide variety of other types of life-long learning.
  • Creating, developing, leading, and managing in a wide range of enterprises that result in sustainable and enhanced economic regional development through their disciplinary expertise.
  • Demonstrating actions such as community service, professional ethics, professional responsibility and mentoring future engineers.

    Student Graduation Outcomes

    Following ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission criteria, the following outcomes are achieved by students graduating from Iron Range Engineering, the IRE Bell Program, and Twin Cities Engineering:

    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.

    8. An ability to incorporate an entrepreneurial mindset, including value creation for a broad spectrum of stakeholders, across the breadth of engineering design work.
    Updated Fall 2020.

    Graduation Rates



    AY 2020-2021

    AY 2021-2022


    22 (5 fall/17 spring)

    18 (fall only)


    12 (3 fall/9 spring)

    3 (fall only)