Electrical Engineering Objectives & Outcomes
Electrical Engineering Program Mission and Objectives
The mission of the undergraduate electrical engineering program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide a balanced education in fundamental principles, design methodologies and practical experiences in electrical engineering and in general engineering topics through which the graduate can enter into and sustain a lifelong professional career of innovation and creativity.
The overriding goal of the electrical engineering program is to provide the graduate with the skills and understanding needed to design and build innovative new products and services which balance the competing requirements of competitive performance/cost and practical constraints imposed by available technologies.
- Graduates will understand the evolving electronic devices and systems from their underlying physical principles and properties.
- Graduates will design electronic devices, circuits and systems by applying underlying mathematical principles, software principles and engineering models.
- Graduates will be effective in team-based electronic engineering practice.
- Graduates will be proficient in the systematic explorations of alternatives for electronic systems design.
- Graduates will demonstrate compliance with professional ethics, for example, as stipulated in the IEEE Code of Ethics.
- Graduates will be proficient in the use of communications (oral presentations and written reports) to articulate their ideas effectively.
- Graduates will be prepared for the continuing learning and self-improvement necessary for a productive career in computer engineering
- Graduates will play leadership roles in their professions.
Electrical Engineering Program Outcomes
1. (Scientific foundations) The student will understand the underlying principles, models, and analytic approaches in the basic sciences of mathematics, physics and chemistry, and be able to apply them in the design of electronic/optoelectronic components and systems.
2. (Engineering foundations) The student will understand fundamental engineering principles of electronics, mechanics, materials, and systems, and be able to apply them to the solution of electrical engineering problems and systems.
3. (Experimentation) The student will be able to design and conduct experiments for measuring, modeling, and implementing analog or digital systems and signals, and be able to analyze and present experimental results to validate the conclusion of the experiment.
4. (Technical design) The student will be able to design electronic systems based on system input/output specifications and mathematical or descriptive models, and be able to estimate operation conditions and costs.
5. (Design assessment) The student will be able to develop and assess alternative system designs based on system requirements, cost and time constraints, environmental safeguards, marketing features and other non-technical issues.
6. (Tools) The student will be proficient in electronic instrumentation and computing technologies necessary for engineering practice.
7. (Professionalism) The student will achieve high level of quality, reliability, integrity, and accountability in professional practice.
8. (Leadership) The student will be able to develop project plan and task breakdowns, manage projects under stress, accept and respond to criticism, reach consensus and make compromise on technical or non-technical issues.
9. (Teamwork) The student will be able to contribute to the collective planning and take responsibility for the outcome of a team project, be able to work effectively with multi-discipline team, recognize and foster positive contributions of diverse viewpoints in problem solving.
10. (Communication) The student will have effective listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and be able to develop and deliver informative and persuasive presentations in oral and visual forms.
11. (Ethics and morals) The student will understand relevant ethical systems and articulate ethical and moral principles in professional activities.
12. (Social issues) The student will understand the impact of electronic and information technologies on modern society, and related economic and political issues.
13. (Lifelong learning) The student will maintain a contemporary understanding of scientific and technical concepts contributing to a successful professional practice, and persistently engage in constructive self-assessment and personal improvement.
14. (Entrepreneurship) The student will understand and apply the fundamentals of business planning, financing and marketing strategies to start a new high technology business.