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 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 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

The educational objectives of the electrical engineering department undergraduate program are to enable graduates to:

  • 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

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:

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 multi-disciplinary 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