Educational Mission Statement
Our undergraduate educational mission is to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art education that prepares our students to be successful in engineering practice, advanced studies and research.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
In accordance with accreditation criteria, we have defined a set of “broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.” These are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. They were developed and approved by the EECS faculty and our Industry Advisory Committee (includes employers and alumni).
The Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate program has the following objectives:
- Graduates of the program will have successful careers.
- Graduates of the program will continue to learn and adapt to a changing world.
ECE Program Objectives
Each outcome addresses one or more of the objectives. The outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities expected of each ECE graduate.
Outcomes expected of all ABET-accredited electrical/computer engineering programs
- 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 multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- a 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
- a knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to ECE
- a knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus; sciences (defined as biological, chemical, or physical science); and engineering topics (including computing science) necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components
- a knowledge of advanced mathematics such as differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics