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Electrical Engineering

The fundamental goal of the undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering is to offer a high-quality education, designed to achieve the following specific educational objectives and student outcomes:

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Within a few years of graduation, Electrical Engineering graduates are expected to attain:

  1. Increasing responsibility beyond that in their entry-level description in job functions within Electrical Engineering or related employment, and/or
  2. Successful progress within graduate degree programs in Electrical Engineering or other professional degrees such as other Engineering, Business, Law or Medicine, and
  3. Continued successful professional development and adaptation to evolving technologies within their chosen field.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

1-SOLVE: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2-DESIGN: an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3-COMMUNICATE: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4-JUDGE: an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5-COOPERATE: an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6-EXPERIMENT: an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7-LEARN: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Advanced Courses

The flexibility of the electrical engineering curriculum allows the students to choose among advanced courses in the theory and applications of circuits, systems, control, signal processing, communications, digital systems, power systems, electronics, gaseous electronics, optics, electrooptics, electromagnetics, antennas and propagation.

Technical Areas

Employment opportunities exist within a wide range of organizations, such as computer, semiconductor, aviation, electronics, microelectronics, broadcasting, telecommunications, defense, automotive, manufacturing and electric power companies, state and federal agencies and laboratories. Employment opportunities cover the spectrum of engineering activities, ranging from research and development, to systems analysis, automation, manufacturing, customer service and support, marketing and sales.

Computer Engineering

The fundamental goal of the undergraduate program in Computer Engineering is to offer a high-quality education, designed to achieve the following specific educational objectives and student outcomes:

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Within a few years of graduation, Computer Engineering graduates are expected to attain:

  1. Increasing responsibility beyond that in their  entry-level description in job functions within Computer Engineering or related employment,  and/or
  2. Successful progress within graduate degree programs in Computer Engineering or other professional degrees such as other Engineering, Business, Law or Medicine, and
  3. Continued successful professional development and adaptation to evolving technologies within their chosen field.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

1-SOLVE: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2-DESIGN: an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3-COMMUNICATE: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4-JUDGE: an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5-COOPERATE: an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6-EXPERIMENT: an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7-LEARN: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Advanced Courses

The Computer Engineering curriculum provides the students with a strong background in the basic Electrical and Computer Engineering sciences. The students have the option to choose among advanced courses in the theory and applications of digital circuits and systems, computer architecture and design, computer networks and digital design automation.

Technical Areas

Employment opportunities exist within a wide range of organizations, such as computer, semiconductor, aviation, electronics, microelectronics, broadcasting, telecommunications, defense, automotive, manufacturing and electric power companies, state and federal agencies and laboratories. Employment opportunities cover the spectrum of engineering activities, ranging from research and development, to systems analysis, automation, manufacturing, customer service and support, marketing and sales.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (Dual Degree)

The fundamental goal of the undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (Dual Degree) is to offer a high-quality education, designed to achieve the following specific educational objectives and student outcomes:

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Within a few years of graduation, Electrical Engineering graduates are expected to attain:

  1. Increasing responsibility beyond that in their entry-level description in job functions within Electrical Engineering or related employment, and/or
  2. Successful progress within graduate degree programs in Electrical Engineering or other professional degrees such as other Engineering, Business, Law or Medicine, and
  3. Continued successful professional development and adaptation to evolving technologies within their chosen field.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

1-SOLVE: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2-DESIGN: an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3-COMMUNICATE: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4-JUDGE: an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5-COOPERATE: an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6-EXPERIMENT: an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7-LEARN: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Advanced Courses

The flexibility of the electrical engineering curriculum allows the students to choose among advanced courses in the theory and applications of circuits, systems, control, signal processing, communications, digital systems, power systems, electronics, gaseous electronics, optics, electrooptics, electromagnetics, antennas and propagation.

Technical Areas

Employment opportunities exist within a wide range of organizations, such as computer, semiconductor, aviation, electronics, microelectronics, broadcasting, telecommunications, defense, automotive, manufacturing and electric power companies, state and federal agencies and laboratories. Employment opportunities cover the spectrum of engineering activities, ranging from research and development, to systems analysis, automation, manufacturing, customer service and support, marketing and sales.

ABET Accreditation

The electrical engineering and computer engineering bachelor of science degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (www.abet.org).