ECE Mission and Objectives

Our Mission

The mission of the department is to offer quality instruction and undertake scholarly research that engages each student in a challenging electrical and computer engineering education and prepares graduates for the full range of career opportunities in the high technology marketplace, enabling them to reach their fullest potential as a professional and as a member of society.

Our Goals

Departmental goals include:

  • Becoming one of the nation’s leading electrical and computer engineering departments by building peaks of excellence in the fields of communications/signal processing and micro/optoelectronics and by being a leader in innovative educational programs;
  • Offering an undergraduate curricula that equips graduates for careers that require ingenuity, integrity, logical thinking, and the ability to work and communicate in teams, and for the pursuit of graduate degrees in engineering or other fields such as business, medicine, and law;
  • Offering world-class Ph.D. programs that prepare graduates for academic careers, for research careers in the high technology industry, or for technical entrepreneurship;
  • Promoting life-long learning animated by a passion for the never-ending advance of technology.

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

From the department mission statement we have derived the following specific objectives for the BS EE program. These are to be met by graduates within a few years after graduation. The objectives are to produce graduates who:

  • Be successful in understanding, formulating, analyzing and solving a variety of electrical engineering problems
  • Be successful in designing a variety of engineering systems, products or experiments
  • Be successful in careers and/or graduate study in engineering or other areas such as, business, medicine and law
  • Have the ability to assume leadership and entrepreneurial positions
  • Successfully function and communicate effectively, both individually and in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Understand the importance of lifelong learning, ethics and professional accountability 

From the department mission statement we have derived the following specific objectives for the BS CpE program. These are to be met by graduates within a few years after graduation. The objectives are to produce graduates who:

  • Have a broad knowledge and a wide range of interests, and are valuable members of their general community.
  • Be productive professionals in an information technology discipline, or
  • Be pursuing or will have pursued graduate or professional degrees, or
  • Become successful entrepreneurs or managers, and
  • Take a leadership role in their chosen fields.

 
Undergraduate Student Outcomes

The electrical engineering undergraduate program outcomes as related to the above educational objectives are as follows:

All graduates of the electrical engineering program are expected to have:

  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. 

The computer engineering undergraduate student outcomes as related to the above educational objectives are as follows:

All graduates of the computer engineering program are expected to have:

  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.