ABET Program Educational Objectives
The 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:
- Are capable of utilizing their engineering skills in industry, nonprofit organizations, and national laboratories, or in the pursuit of graduate education;
- Are knowledgeable of the professional responsibilities and social context associated with being an engineer, can work in diverse teams and environments, and effectively communicate the results of their work;
- Are capable of assuming leadership positions for the betterment of their profession and/or communities
The Outcomes of the ECE undergraduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are to educate students who 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.