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Mission

ECE Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to inspire our diverse students by providing rigorous and comprehensive programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering in order to provide leadership in a rapidly developing technological society and to advance the state of knowledge in our disciplines by actively pursuing scholarly research.

Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

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

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

and/or

  • Engagement in lifelong learning using skills and knowledge learned while an undergraduate student at GWU as evidenced by:
  • Enrollment in graduate or professional programs
  • Advanced degree earned
  • Professional visibility (e.g., patents, invention disclosures, honors or awards, refereed journal articles, conference papers & other publications, involvement in professional associations)

Computer Engineering Program Student Outcomes

The computer engineering program at the GW’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering aims to produce graduates who will have the:

  1. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

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

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

and/or

  • Engagement in lifelong learning using skills and knowledge learned while an undergraduate student at GWU as evidenced by:
    • Enrollment in graduate or professional programs
    • Advanced degree earned
    • Professional visibility (e.g., patents, invention disclosures, honors or awards, refereed journal articles, conference papers & other publications, involvement in professional associations)

Electrical Engineering Program Student Outcomes

The electrical engineering program at the GW’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering aims to produce graduates who will have the:

  1. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies