Program Educational Objectives
To accomplish our Mission, our students will develop the following:
- Adaptability to changing employer needs and technology trends;
- Diagnosing and solving problems;
- A system-level understanding of their engineering contributions. Our graduates understand that their work influences and is influenced by engineering throughout the system;
- An understanding of the program management implications of their work. Our graduates understand the influence their decisions have on issues such as project scheduling, cost and quality;
- Designing or testing devices and or systems;
- Serving on teams as a contributing member;
- Practice electrical engineering in application areas including but not limited to the following:
- Analog, digital and wireless circuit design, test and manufacture
- Integrated circuit design, layout, and fabrication
- Telecommunications and packet technology
- Electrical power generation, distribution, and quality
- Application of renewable energy, energy conversion and energy efficiency
- Embedded controller and high-level programming and design;
- Engage in regular upgrading of their knowledge and skill set as part of ensuring both their personal success and the success of their employer. Many pursue graduate work, continuing education, or professional trainings.
Consistent with our Program Educational Objectives, our students will have:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The field of Electrical Engineering covers a wide range of applications, ranging from the transmission of electric power, to the design of computer microprocessors, to cellular phone and antenna design, among many others. Students are provided with a very strong grounding in the fundamentals required to succeed in a wide variety of industries, or to go on to graduate school. The program emphasizes a high level of hands-on lab experiences, and both class and lab are held in a mentoring environment. With the option of on-the-job training through the cooperative education program, the student has the additional opportunity to interrelate academic work with practice in an engineering environment.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. It is designed to provide the student with a broad range of courses in the basic sciences and mathematics, engineering sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students have the option of adding a “Power Engineering” concentration to their degree work, choosing advanced electives from courses such as Data Communications and Data Networking.