Accreditation

The electrical engineering and computer engineering undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

ABET

Program Educational Objectives

Alumni, employers, faculty and students participate in a process used to develop educational objectives for the undergraduate programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Within a few years of graduation, program graduates completing the baccalaureate degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering will

  • Be recognized by their peers as fundamentally sound in the application of mathematics, science, computing, and engineering.
  • Be engaged in the practice of Electrical or Computer Engineering as innovative problem solvers with a strong work ethic, by identifying and implementing solutions using the proper tools, practical approaches, and flexible thinking.
  • Be productive and demonstrate leadership in the practice of Electrical or Computer Engineering, both individually and within multidisciplinary teams, using effective oral and written communication skills when working with peers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Be responsible in the practice of Electrical or Computer Engineering, relying on sound engineering ethics, a commitment to lifelong learning and a genuine concern for society and the environment.

Student Outcomes

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 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 multidisciplinary 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