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

Graduates of Miami University's electrical engineering and computer engineering programs will have:

  • 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 within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

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