Student Achivement

AGROINDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Degree Profile

The Agro-industrial Engineer from Universidad de Las Américas is a competent, entrepreneurial professional with a global international vision, who has a solid background to manage agro-productive chains based on technical and economic analysis, and focused on the pursuit of excellence, innovation, and social commitment.

The Agro-industrial Engineer is expected to be able to create, improve and enrich their knowledge through research; so as to perform their work with professional ethics, to be critical, creative, enterprising, innovative and capable of solving complex problems within the agro-productive field.

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention and graduation rates are calculated through the 2019- 2020 academic year, based on new, first-time students entering in the fall semester, regardless of whether they enroll in the daytime or evening version of their program (if available). These rates do not consider incoming transfer students. The duration of the Architecture program has according to a duration of 5 years and 150% of that amount. Thepercentage of graduates in each cohort by gender considers only actual graduates, not the original makeup of the cohort

Program Learning Outcomes

In every semester, the program provides assessment results according to its Multiannual Assessment Plan (MAP), which typically considers one or more of its program learning outcomes (PLOs). Most programs utilize the platform Brightspace to collect and assess student work and to present the data and evidence of student achievement. These results and their analysis, with the objective of identifying areas for improvement, are presented in the program’s annual assessment report. In the graphic below, the most recent period in which a PLO has been assessed is indicated, with the percentage indicating achievement of the expected performance standard for that PLO, according to the rubric used to evaluate the student work. This standard can be designated at an introductory, intermediate, or final level, depending upon how the course learning outcomes (CLOs) align to each PLO in the program’s curriculum map.

A graduate of the AGROINDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING program will be able to:

RC1- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. Effective since : 2022

RC1- Evaluates agricultural and livestock production while selecting and transforming raw materials for agroindustrial processing. Effective since : 2019

RC2- 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. Effective since : 2022

RC2- Designs, implements, and manages agroindustrial plants and processes for food and non-food production under national and international regulations.

This program learning outcome (PLO) has not been assessed during the current period, according to the program´s multiannual assessment plan (MAP).




RC3- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences within the field. Effective since : 2022

RC3- Creates innovative agroindustrial products that comply with food safety standards, applying professional ethics in food and other processes. Effective since : 2019 to 2020

RC4- 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. Effective since : 2022

RC4- Undertakes and manages agroindustrial development projects that integrate economic, legal, bioethical, and social aspects. Effective since : 2019

RC5- Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives. Effective since : 2022

RC5- Participates in applied research projects in the agroindustrial sector. Effective since : 2019 to 2021

RC6- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. Effective since : 2022

RC6- Develops the quality and productivity of agroindustrial chains with an integrated approach. Effective since : 2019 to 2021

RC7- Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. Effective since : 2022