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Department ofElectrical and Computer Engineering

Program Objectives & Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The Department has developed a program with four specific educational objectives, namely that our graduates who have been out of school for two to five years will have:

  • Become successful professionals, applying the fundamental concepts of electrical and computer engineering science and engineering practice to the solution practical problems, within engineering or in another field.
  • Worked effectively within teams and communicated effectively to solve complex engineering problems, or other problems.
  • Acted with responsibility within society in light of the obligation that engineers have to design and develop effective products that are of positive value to society, practiced leadership in advising society on the wisdom of specific developments, and acted with honesty and wisdom, courage, and compassion.
  • Been driven to continue learning by an inherent curiosity for discovery, enjoying and embracing lifelong learning as a necessity for personal growth and societal improvement.


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 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


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