Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The knowledge and skills provided by the Electrical Engineering Program will allow our graduates to: contribute to themselves, their employers, and to the field of electrical engineering:

  • To themselves: Graduates will be able to obtain gainful employment in the field of electrical engineering or enroll in a graduate program in electrical engineering.
  • To their employers: Graduates will be able to make contributions to the organization for which they work.
  • To the field of electrical engineering: Graduates will be able to make contributions to the field of electrical engineering.

Student Outcomes

Students should demonstrate these abilities after completing the electrical engineering program: 

(a) Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

(b) Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

(c) 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) Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

(e) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

(f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

(g) Ability to communicate effectively.

(h) Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

(i) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

(j) Knowledge of contemporary issues.

(k) Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.