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About ECE


The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide our students with educational experiences which give them a sound basis for professional practice, advanced education, active citizenship, and lifelong learning. At its core is the goal that students learn the fundamental principles of electrical and computer engineering and master engineering methods to solve challenging and diverse problems. Further, the department strives to have each student develop the leadership and communications skills necessary to relate these solutions to both technical and non-technical communities. The faculty is dedicated to accomplishing this mission through the integration of teaching and research.

Program Objectives

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering specify that:

  • The graduate will have demonstrated a professional impact in their employment or graduate work.
  • The graduate will be a leader among their peers and/or a leader in innovation.
  • The graduate will conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.
  • The graduate will understand the societal impact of their work in a global context.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs specify that, by the time of graduation, all graduates will be able to:

  • An ability to apply mathematics
  • An ability to apply basic science
  • An ability to perform complex data analysis, including the analysis of linear systems
  • An ability to perform open ended experiments
  • An ability to perform structured experiments
  • An ability to design a component, system or process to meet a desired set of requirements
  • An ability to design and implement analog circuitry
  • An ability to design and implement digital circuitry
  • An ability to design and implement software based solutions
  • An ability to function on interdisciplinary teams
  • An ability to solve engineering problems, including but not limited to the areas of circuit analysis; communication systems; field theory; signal processing; and system integration
  • An ability to conduct oneself in a professional and ethical fashion
  • An ability to express technical information through the written word
  • An ability to express technical information to a peer audience
  • An ability to express technical information to a general (non-technical) audience
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context
  • a recognition of constantly evolving nature of technology and the need for lifelong learning
  • A sense of contemporary issues and the role of technology in society
  • An ability to apply modern tools and practices in the engineering field
  • An ability to apply skills leading to positions of team leadership, including but not limited to: project management; interpersonal communication; resource management; and team based organization skills

*The BSCPE and BSEE degrees are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.