The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

The ABET-associated Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe what our graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program Educational Objectives for the Electrical Engineering Program and for the Computer Engineering Program are shown below.

Program Educational Objectives – Electrical Engineering

1.  Graduates will be successful with careers in industry, academia or the public sector, or in achieving advanced degrees in engineering or other disciplines.  Their activities will be characterized by an adherence to sound professional practices and the highest ethical principles.

2. Electrical Engineering graduates who follow a career path in Electrical Engineering will demonstrate peer-recognized expertise in at least one of the core areas of electrical engineering, such as circuits, communications, signal processing, controls, electromagnetics, power and energy, electronics, robotics, or digital systems.

3.  Graduates will demonstrate the desire and capability to grow continuously in professional ability with life-long learning through graduate study or professional improvement opportunities and through self-study.

4.  Graduates will exhibit leadership and initiative to advance professional and organizational goals and facilitate the achievement of others in existing as well as new enterprises.

5.  Graduates will communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

6.  Graduates will function well on multidisciplinary teams to solve distributed tasks that may span enterprises, geographies, and cultures.

Program Educational Objectives – Computer Engineering

1.  Graduates will be successful with careers in industry, academia or the public sector, or in achieving advanced degrees in engineering or other disciplines.  Their activities will be characterized by an adherence to sound professional practices and the highest ethical principles.

2. Computer Engineering graduates who follow a career path in Computer Engineering will demonstrate peer-recognized expertise in at least one of the core areas of Computer Engineering, such as architecture, communications, computer networks, signal processing, robotics, electronic systems, embedded systems, or software.

3.  Graduates will demonstrate the desire and capability to grow continuously in professional ability with life-long learning through graduate study or professional improvement opportunities and through self-study.

4.  Graduates will exhibit leadership and initiative to advance professional and organizational goals and facilitate the achievement of others in existing as well as new enterprises.

5.  Graduates will communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

6.  Graduates will function well on multidisciplinary teams to solve distributed tasks that may span enterprises, geographies, and cultures.