Student Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives

Electrical Engineering

Program educational objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to attain within a few years of graduation. The objectives of the electrical engineering program are for graduates to:

  1. Apply technical knowledge and professional skills to develop and effect solutions to problems related to electrical engineering and/or pursue advanced studies in electrical engineering or related areas.
  2. Make professional decisions with an understanding of the impact on societal, economic, global, and environmental issues.
  3. Exercise effective communication, leadership, and teamwork skills that contribute to the success of their organizations and careers.
  4. Exhibit a commitment to professional and ethical practices, continuous improvement, and lifelong learning.

Computer Engineering

Program educational objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to attain within a few years of graduation. The objectives of the electrical engineering program are for graduates to:

  1. Apply technical knowledge and professional skills to develop and effect solutions to problems related to computer engineering and/or pursue advanced studies in computer engineering or related areas.
  2. Make professional decisions with an understanding of the impact on societal, economic, global, and environmental issues.
  3. Exercise effective communication, leadership, and teamwork skills that contribute to the success of their organizations and careers.
  4. Exhibit a commitment to professional and ethical practices, continuous improvement, and lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

These student outcomes prepare our graduates to attain the program educational objectives listed above.

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • 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.
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Specific Criteria

Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering curriculum includes:

  • probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to electrical engineering
  • mathematics through differential and integral calculus
  • sciences (defined as biological, chemical, or physical sciences)
  • engineering topics (including computing science) necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components
  • advanced mathematics, such as differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics

Computer Engineering

The computer engineering curriculum includes:

  • probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to computer engineering
  • mathematics through differential and integral calculus
  • sciences (defined as biological, chemical, or physical sciences)
  • engineering topics (including computing science) necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components
  • discrete mathematics