Outcomes and Objectives

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide our graduate students with educational experiences which give them a sound basis for research, professional practice, advanced education, active citizenship, and lifelong learning. At its core is the goal that students learn the principles of electrical and computer engineering and master engineering methods to solve challenging and diverse problems. Further, the department strives to have each student develop the leadership and communications skills necessary to relate these solutions to both technical and non-technical communities. The faculty is dedicated to accomplishing this mission through the integration of research and teaching.

Objectives of the Electrical Engineering Graduate Programs

  1. The MSEE or PhD graduate will have demonstrated a professional impact through her/his employment or postgraduate work.
  2. The MSEE or PhD graduate will be a leader among his/her peers and/or a leader in innovation.
  3. The MSEE or PhD graduate's work product will reflect a concern for others.

Outcomes for the Electrical Engineering Graduate Programs

  1. An ability to apply mathematics to advanced engineering and research problems
  2. An ability to apply basic science advanced engineering and research problems
  3. An ability to perform complex data analysis, including the analysis of linear systems
  4. An ability to perform open ended experiments, including simulation and modeling
  5. An ability to perform structured experiments, including simulation and modeling

    Any subset of Outcomes 6-9, as appropriate to the graduate‘s specialization:

  6. An ability to design a component, system or process to meet a desired set of requirements
  7. An ability to design and implement analog circuitry
  8. An ability to design and implement digital circuitry
  9. An ability to design and implement software based solutions
  10. An ability to function on interdisciplinary teams
  11. An ability to solve engineering problems, including but not limited to the areas of circuit analysis; communication systems; field theory; signal processing; and system integration
  12. An ability to conduct oneself in a professional and ethical fashion
  13. An ability to express technical information through the written word
  14. An ability to express technical information to a peer audience
  15. An ability to express technical information to a general (non-technical) audience
  16. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context
  17. A recognition of constantly evolving nature of technology and the need for lifelong learning
  18. A sense of contemporary issues and the role of technology in society
  19. An ability to apply modern tools and practices in the engineering field
  20. An ability to apply skills leading to positions of team leadership, including but not limited to: project management; interpersonal communication; resource management; and team based organization skills