The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe what 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. Their activities will be characterized by an adherence to sound professional practices, good judgment, and the highest ethical principles.

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

3. Graduates will demonstrate the desire and capability to grow in professional ability throughout their career through graduate study, professional improvement opportunities, or self-study.

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

5. Graduates will exhibit enhanced communications skills and cultural awareness, and use these traits to be effective community, team, and organizational contributors and leaders.

Program Educational Objectives – Computer Engineering

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

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

3. Graduates will demonstrate the desire and capability to grow in professional ability throughout their career through graduate study, professional improvement opportunities, or self-study.

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

5. Graduates will exhibit enhanced communications skills and cultural awareness, and use these traits to be effective community, team, and organizational contributors and leaders.