Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Objectives
The Department of Electrical Engineering supports the mission of the College of Engineering and Computer Science through its teaching, research, and community service activities. The Department is committed to excellence in undergraduate electrical engineering education and provides its students with a strong theoretical foundation, practical engineering skills, experience in communication and teamwork, and training in ethics and professional conduct. Graduates are prepared for successful engagement in industrial enterprises, research and development, graduate study, and practice as professional engineers. The Department also provides advanced studies in support of the graduate programs of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Program Educational Objectives
Educational objectives of the electrical engineering program are the knowledge, skills, and experiences that enable graduates to:
- be involved in professional practice through the application of problem solving skills, using relevant technology in their field;
- demonstrate professional leadership skills through effective communication, critical thought, creativity, and teamwork;
- integrate engineering principles and social, business, and ethical issues in modern society in the process of decision making;
- be professionally engaged in serving the needs of business, industry, government, and academic organizations;
- grow professionally through activities such as graduate study, continuing education, professional licensure, and participation in technical societies.
Electrical Engineering students at the time of graduation are expected to:
- have the ability to apply knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics, science, and engineering;
- have the ability to use modern engineering tools and techniques in the practice of Electrical Engineering;
- have the ability to analyze electrical circuits, devices, and systems;
- have the ability to design electrical circuits, devices, and systems to meet application requirements;
- have the ability to design and conduct experiments, and analyze, and interpret experimental results;
- have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems in the practice of Electrical Engineering using appropriate theoretical and experimental methods;
- have effective written, visual, and oral communication skills;
- possess an educational background to understand the global context in which engineering is practiced, including:
- knowledge of contemporary issues related to science and engineering;
- the impact of engineering on society;
- the role of ethics in the practice of engineering;
- have the ability to contribute effectively as members of multi-disciplinary engineering teams;
- have a recognition of the need for and ability to pursue continued learning throughout their professional careers.