The ECE Program Educational Objectives describe what graduates of the program are expected to accomplish within five years of graduation. Graduates of the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs should demonstrate progress in four areas:
- Leadership: Graduates will be known for leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and responsibility as appropriate for their career stage.
- Education: Graduates will continue their education through a combination of independent learning, continuing education and advanced degrees.
- Adaptability: Graduate will demonstrate ability in a career that utilizes skills and knowledge gained in their undergraduate engineering program.
- Participation: Graduates will be known as active participants in a wide variety of both professional and non-professional activities, including jobs, professional societies, community activities, and government service.
- The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- The ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economics, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
- The ability to function as an electrical or computer engineer on multi-disciplinary teams.
- The ability to identify, formulate, and solve electrical or computer engineering problems.
- The ability to understand the professional and ethical responsibilities of an engineer.
- The ability to communicate effectively.
- A broad education necessary to understand the impact of electrical or computer 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.
- The ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for electrical or computer engineering practice.