Objectives & Outcomes

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has adopted a set of program educational objectives that consists of statements describing the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation from either program:

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Depth: To be effective in applying electrical engineering principles in engineering practice or for advanced study in electrical engineering.

Breadth: To have a productive career in the many diverse fields of electrical engineering such as analog engineering, bioengineering, communications, and electromagnetics and waves, or in the pursuit of graduate education in disciplines such as electrical engineering, medicine, law or business.

Professionalism: To function effectively in the complex modern work environment with the ability to assume professional leadership roles.

Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Depth: To be effective in applying computer engineering principles in engineering practice or for advanced study in computer engineering.

Breadth: To have a productive career in the many diverse fields of computer engineering such as digital engineering, bioengineering, communications, and embedded systems, or in the pursuit of graduate education in disciplines such as computer engineering, medicine, law or business.

Professionalism: To function effectively in the complex modern work environment with the ability to assume professional leadership roles.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

 The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has adopted a set of program educational outcomes that consists of statements describing what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation, the achievement of which indicates that the student is equipped to achieve the program objectives. The current electrical engineering program educational outcomes and computer engineering program educational outcomes are:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
  • a recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.