Mission and Objectives

Electrical and Computer Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the ECE undergraduate program is to provide students with a broad and flexible education in electrical and computer engineering, to prepare its graduates for rapidly changing technological fields, and give them a sound basis for professional practice, advanced education, active citizenship, and lifelong learning. The students are prepared to expand this knowledge through research into new technologies, design methods, and analysis techniques that link the knowledge with multi-disciplinary fields and advance the state of the art. With a knowledge of contemporary technological issues and their impact globally, economically, and environmentally, electrical and computer engineers are at the forefront of advances that continually transform society.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's bachelor of science degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The School of Engineering Mission Statement was revised and ratified by the faculty on October 7, 2011. The mission statement is as follows:

Educate and train the future engineers for a complex, diverse, and global workplace.

  • Provide innovative, high-quality, relevant education to undergraduate and graduate students using the latest technology and educational techniques.
  • Engage a diverse student body that exemplifies the core values of an engineering education for the purpose of improving and developing systems that solve complex problems and improve quality of life.

Conduct state-of-the-art and relevant research that embraces technology to address societal challenges of a multifaceted United States and a globally connected world.

  • Conduct cutting-edge research in strategically important engineering areas.
  • Create an environment to encourage and assist faculty to become research leaders in their fields, gaining further national and international recognition.
Serve as a resource to local, state, and regional stakeholders to advance the public interest.
  • Promote economic development through technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Consistent with the stated mission of the University, the mission of the electrical and computer engineering program is to prepare its graduates for a rapidly changing technological field. The faculty of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering strives to educate and train the students in a technically sound and challenging manner in order to achieve the following educational objectives:
    1.   To prepare graduates to pursue professional careers or continue their education in graduate programs.
    2.   To ensure that graduates are proficient and co mpetent in at least one of the following electrical and
          computer engineering areas: communications, computer engineering, digital signal processing,
          systems and controls, and solid state electronics.
    3.   To produce graduates who will pursue life-long learning and professional development.

Student Outcomes (SOs)
The Electrical and Computer Engineering students by the time they graduate should have attained:
  (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 multi-disciplinary teams
  (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve electrical and computer 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 electrical and computer 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 electrical and
  computer engineering practice.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,   http://www.abet.org