Program objectives and outcomes

for undergraduate students in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Our undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.
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Objectives

The undergraduate educational goal is to prepare graduates to work as electrical engineers for the broad range of opportunities available in industrial, commercial, academic and government organizations and to prepare graduates for continued learning experiences either in a formal graduate or professional program or in continuing education. Our alumni will be enabled to advance in their fields to supervisory and leadership positions in their chosen careers.

Specifically, three to seven years after graduation we expect our alumni to exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Graduating from a graduate or professional school degree program
  • Achieving success in a government, industrial, commercial, entrepreneurial or academic position as evidenced by continued employment and technical accomplishments
  • Progressing in chosen career as shown by promotion to a position of increased technical, supervisory or management responsibility

Outcomes

The electrical engineering program outcomes are the same as those defined by ABET:

  • (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.