Objectives & Outcomes

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:

Objectives 

(Updated 9/25/18)

Electrical Engineering

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

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

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

Breadth: To have a productive career in the many diverse fields of computer engineering such as digital engineering, bioengineering, security, 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.

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 program educational outcomes are:

  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.