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Mission

ECE Mission Statement

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) at the George Washington University seeks to educate the next generation of engineers and leaders with the intellectual capacity and engineering design fundamentals necessary for pursuing dynamic careers of technological innovations and discoveries that can significantly improve quality of life. Central to its mission are the educational and research programs of distinction characterized by their high quality, innovation, societal impacts, and focus on cutting-edge multidisciplinary research and global entrepreneurial partnerships. ECE at GW is proud of its heritage of innovation and entrepreneurship that has produced leaders in industry and academia worldwide.

Our goals in support of this mission are to:

  1. Be nationally and internationally recognized as one of the premier ECE programs pushing the boundaries of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research.
  2. Offer programs that are destinations of choice for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals from around the world.
  3. Produce diverse, workforce-ready graduates who possess strong theoretical foundations, research expertise, managerial skills, and well-rounded knowledge to assume leadership roles in the profession and serve local and national needs.
  4. Create innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives and partnerships with industry and government to support and amplify ECE impact on the local and global community.


Program Educational Objectives

The electrical engineering and computer engineering programs in GW's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering prepares graduates who, in the years following graduation, will achieve:

  • Employment in computer and other related industry, government or other organizations using skills and knowledge learned while an undergraduate student in the electrical engineering or computer engineering program as evidenced by:
    • Employment history and/or career advancements
    • Professional visibility (e.g., patents, invention disclosures, honors or awards, refereed journal articles, conference papers and other publications, involvement in professional associations)
    • Entrepreneurial activities

and/or

  • Enrollment in electrical engineering, computer engineering and other related graduate programs using skills and knowledge learned while an undergraduate student in the electrical engineering or computer engineering program as evidenced by:
    • Current enrollment in graduate or professional programs
    • Advanced degree earned
    • Professional visibility (e.g., patents, invention disclosures, honors or awards, refereed journal articles, conference papers and other publications, involvement in professional associations)
         

Student Outcomes

The electrical engineering or computer engineering programs in GW's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering aim to produce graduates who will have:

  •  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  •  An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  •  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
  •  An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  •  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  •  An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  •  An ability to communicate effectively
  •  The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  •  A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  •  A knowledge of contemporary issues
  •  An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice