ABET Program Educational Objectives

ABETThe Electrical Engineering and the Computer Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Objectives of the ECE undergraduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are to educate students to become resourceful practitioners of engineering who:

    1. Are capable of utilizing their engineering skills in industry, nonprofit organizations, and national laboratories, or in the pursuit of graduate education;
    2. Are knowledgeable of the professional responsibilities and social context associated with being an engineer; can work in teams and effectively communicate the results of their work;
    3. Will develop their knowledge and skills throughout their careers; and,
    4. Function well in a diverse environment.

Student Outcomes

The Outcomes of the ECE undergraduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are to educate students who will have:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

 Undergraduate   enrollment
Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
Comp E 60 58 71 80 64
EE 120 109 128 139 113
ECE Total 180 167 199 219 177
 Undergraduate   graduation
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Comp E 10 13 18 22 17 28
EE 28 37 29 34 47 45
ECE Total 38 50 47 56 64 73